I've had foxtel before in a rental and they just use the antenna outlet in the wall. Is that what you are trying to get the RE to install?
If so then I would call the RTA in your state and speak to them.
If its the antenna outlet, as far as I know the landlord is responsible for that and it should be the same as installing the telephone.
You might need to issue a breach or something as it sounds like the RE can't be bothered chasing it up for you.
Edited by beccajayne, 04 December 2012 - 04:34 PM.