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Bye-bye quarter-acre block: more Australians are living in apartments – but do they meet our needs?
Flats can offer an affordable alternative to a house, but regulations are needed to protect renters as the Hills hoist dream fades, experts say

Caitlin Cassidy

29, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Melbourne ‘space shuttle’ pods containing a single bed for rent for up to $900 a month
Inner city rental listing advertises six capsules stacked in a room as Australian rental crisis worsens

Cait Kelly

29, Jun, 2022 @12:57 AM

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Social housing stock barely changes as waiting lists blow out and rental stress rises across Australia
Demand continues to outstrip supply, report shows, as Albanese government seeks to increase public housing stock nationally

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

28, Jun, 2022 @10:39 PM

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Census 2021: how Covid-19 changed Australia – search the ABS data for your town or suburb
The first lot of ABS data from the 2021 Australian census is out. Use our interactive map to find out how your area was affected by coronavirus demographic changes and more

Nick Evershed, Andy Ball, Josh Nicholas and Marni Cordell

28, Jun, 2022 @5:22 AM

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Sydney and Melbourne set to lead property price tumble, with other cities to follow
As interest rates rise, prices are already down 3% in Sydney and 1.8% in Melbourne, with other capitals tipped to follow suit

Peter Hannam

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The changing face of homelessness in regional NSW: ‘I’m working, but everything is unaffordable’
As rental prices skyrocket and holiday rentals proliferate, many people can’t find a place to live in their home towns

Jordyn Beazley

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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An elsewhere world: the sleepy Tasmanian mining town that became an arts mecca
Queenstown had been dominated by mining for over a century. Then the artists came

Philippa Duncan

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australia’s borders were closed and population growth stalled – so why are houses so expensive?
Experts say last two years has amplified issues such as a lack of social and affordable housing, a lack of supply and an increase in shorter-term leases

Josh Nicholas

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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What is stamp duty, why is NSW getting rid of it and what will replace it?
Dominic Perrottet says the move will let more first homebuyers into the market by replacing an upfront cost with an annual property tax

Josh Taylor

21, Jun, 2022 @3:37 AM

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NSW state budget 2022: lessons learned from Coalition election losses
Budget addresses issues for women but economic factors will determine whether it can deliver on promises

Peter Hannam and Tamsin Rose

21, Jun, 2022 @2:17 AM

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NSW state budget 2022: vouchers for schoolchildren, stamp duty reform and a forecast surplus in 2024-25
NSW treasurer Matt Kean hands down pre-election 2022 state budget that invests in housing, health and early education

Tamsin Rose and Peter Hannam

21, Jun, 2022 @2:01 AM

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NSW government urged to act on rental crisis and social housing ahead of state budget
Despite pleas from advocates to lift investment, government focused on ‘upgrading’ and ‘maintenance’ of current public housing

Tamsin Rose and Stephanie Convery

20, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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