‘I couldn’t even get a look in’:Why it’s so hard to rent in regional Victoria

‘I couldn’t even get a look in’:Why it’s so hard to rent in regional Victoria

Regional towns are struggling to find workers because they cannot find a place to live,despite some homes sitting vacant.

  • byBenjamin Preiss

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Tourism groups urge action on short-stay properties

Tourism groups urge action on short-stay properties

Tourism and accommodation groups argue that limits on the number of days that properties can be listed on sites such as Airbnb will help tackle long-term rental shortages in parts of regional Victoria.

  • byBenjamin Preiss
Modern cities like Sydney becoming ‘ghettos of rich people’,architects warn

Modern cities like Sydney becoming ‘ghettos of rich people’,architects warn

Visiting Pritzker Prize winners Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton believe architects should “never demolish,never subtract,never remove,always add and transform”.

  • byJulie Power
30% more to build a house and 5000 workers short:WA’s construction strain to continue

30% more to build a house and 5000 workers short:WA’s construction strain to continue

Building a home in Perth has never been pricier,with the annual pace of growth the fastest outside the 2001 GST introduction and almost the fastest in Australia.

  • bySarah Brookes
Census reveals government’s failure to keep up with changing Australia
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Census reveals government’s failure to keep up with changing Australia

The census has shown that Australians are adapting and finding solutions to difficult problems that government policies are failing to address.

  • byLiz Allen
Lack of affordable housing set to cost Australia $25b a year

Lack of affordable housing set to cost Australia $25b a year

Businesses are struggling to find workers who can afford to live within commuting range – and the problem is only going to get worse.

  • byJosh Gordon
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Will Victoria follow NSW’s lead and get rid of stamp duty?

Will Victoria follow NSW’s lead and get rid of stamp duty?

Victoria’s housing and building sector is backing a radical overhaul of the state’s property tax regime but Daniel Andrews is tight-lipped about whether he will follow NSW’s lead.

  • byJosh Gordon
Metres from millionaires row,homelessness crisis worsens on Mornington Peninsula

Metres from millionaires row,homelessness crisis worsens on Mornington Peninsula

As Melburnians flocked to the Mornington Peninsula for a sea change during the pandemic,rental prices soared,forcing poorer tenants out onto the streets. Some rough sleepers have found refuge in Rosebud’s campgrounds.

  • byBenjamin Preiss
Our experts answer your burning election questions

Our experts answer your burning election questions

Our inbox was flooded with questions. Here are some answers.

  • byElizabeth Redman,Sherryn Groch,Anthony Galloway,Nick O'Malley,Jewel Topsfield,Shane Wright,Katina Curtis,Josh Gordon andAdam Carey
What first home buyers think of raiding their super to buy a home

What first home buyers think of raiding their super to buy a home

First home buyers will be able to withdraw up to $50,000 of their superannuation to buy a property under a new Coalition policy. It has divided experts,but how do buyers feel?

  • byKate Burke andTawar Razaghi
House now,super later:Life is too short to delay purchase

House now,super later:Life is too short to delay purchase

I’ve been on a decade-long journey that transformed me from a super fan to super’s biggest critic.

  • byCameron Murray