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Queensland tenants and social groups welcome proposal to limit rent increases to once a year
But expert says limiting frequency of rent hikes without a cap is unlikely to make a difference amid rising rate of homelessness

Eden Gillespie

23, Mar, 2023 @3:19 AM

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How would rent caps work in Australia and how might they affect affordability?
Advocates call for price controls to provide cost-of-living relief, while investors argue they will cause a drop in supply

Cait Kelly

21, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland government faces backlash over move to consider rent caps
Comments by Annastacia Palaszczuk on limiting rent increases have been praised by some economists and panned by the real estate sector

Eden Gillespie

21, Mar, 2023 @6:40 AM

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‘It’s Up to Us’: squeezed by the housing crisis, a NSW rural community finds its own solution
After raising $350,000, a group of Bega electorate residents provided temporary units for locals – but long-term investment is needed to provide more permanent accommodation

Jordyn Beazley

18, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Rural housing crisis: short-stay accommodation demand in NSW towns is dire news for long-term locals | Elias Greig
My mum, in her 60s, lives in a share house, while tourists to the NSW mid-north coast holiday in what could have been her home. What is wrong with this picture? Everything

Elias Greig

10, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Share of affordable properties in Australian capital cities has more than halved, analysis shows
The proportion of dwellings listed for under $400 a week has more than halved to an average of just 15% across the country

Tamsin Rose

06, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Rent bidding is still the curse of Sydney tenants despite new laws. How can it be stopped?
The Coalition and Labor are talking tough on agents, but aren’t moving to ban unsolicited offers

Michael McGowan

04, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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No real estate agents fined for breaking NSW rent bidding rules, despite hundreds of warnings
Fair Trading says it is taking ‘an educative approach’ to new laws and planning for future audits and enforcement action

Michael McGowan

03, Mar, 2023 @1:31 AM

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Brisbane’s high-rise strategy welcomed amid warnings it will not solve social housing crisis
Lord mayor says plan to increase residential building heights in riverfront precinct will help city out of ‘perfect storm’

Joe Hinchliffe

02, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australia’s renters face ‘staggering’ increases – with more to come
National rental vacancy rate sits below 2%, as demand growth and ‘rapid slowdown’ of construction contribute to housing crisis

Peter Hannam

26, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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I have lived in a lot of houses. But there has been one common denominator among the many variables | Alice Robinson
If every home we live in looks the same, then people make homes, not the other way around

Alice Robinson

25, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Battle for Byron’s soul: the debate over holiday rentals in the NSW coastal town is an existential one
Housing insecurity for long-term renters is ‘diabolical’ says the town’s deputy mayor. But the tourism sector warns reducing short-term letting will hurt, not help

Mostafa Rachwani

25, Feb, 2023 @12:00 AM

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