Labor’s budget response seeks to galvanise voter concerns about soaring house prices while offering apprenticeship incentives and vowing to do more to protect women from sexual harassment.
- by David Crowe
The Sydney and Melbourne property boom is facing a slowdown on federal government forecasts as closed international borders and the end of grants hit the housing market brakes.
- by Jennifer Duke
A cross-section of everyday Victorians share their thoughts on Tuesday’s federal budget, with aged care, childcare and debt dominating the discussion.
- by David Estcourt
While first-home buyers may be disheartened by soaring property prices, there are still some suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne where unit prices remain affordable.
- by John Collett
People are buying on Saturday and rushing to get their finances organised on Monday in another sign of the heat in the national property market.
- by Shane Wright, Jennifer Duke and Charlotte Grieve
Having kept a low profile during the pandemic, investors are now returning to the market with gusto. And that means home prices will continue to be pushed higher.
- by Elizabeth Knight
High house prices ‘a risk for all state governments’: Housing Minister wants premiers’ feet held to the fire
Federal Housing Minister Michael Sukkar says state and territory governments need their feet held to the fire to find solutions for the housing affordability crisis rather than relying on the Commonwealth.
- by Angus Thompson and Jennifer Duke
‘Will we need a child bond?’: Perth families with kids left in the cold as landlords pick and choose
A charity boss has warned families that are out of work or on low incomes have been priced out of the rent market, saying “if you’re not the ideal tenant, you just don’t get in.”
- by Aja Styles
They are too ashamed to admit it, but is there any guiltier pleasure for property owners than a Saturday morning stickybeak at a neighbouring property for sale?
- by Jessica Irvine