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Booming house prices driving massive increase in size of inheritances to $120bn a year
Report finds that despite helping the rich Australians get richer, inheritances are also shrinking relative inequality by giving a boost to poorer households

Paul Karp

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Woefully inadequate’: calls for NSW government to help growing number of homeless older women
More social housing and priority access needed for almost 5,000 women over 55 on the waiting list, Housing for the Aged says

Michael McGowan

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Accessible housing: disabled people left behind by ‘shameful’ building code stance in NSW, WA and SA
Changes to the National Construction Code will ensure new builds have basic accessibility features, but three states are shying away

Stephanie Convery

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Twilight’ for Australia’s housing boom as prices to fall 10% in 2023, CBA says
Commonwealth Bank expects a peak in 2022 and then a drop the following year as borrowing costs rise

Peter Hannam

22, Nov, 2021 @3:32 AM

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Hot in the city: can a ban on dark roofs cool Sydney?
Experts who welcome the NSW proposal to deal with urban heat say it’s not about black or white but reflection and radiation

Donna Lu

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s absurd house prices are preventing us from dismantling the cathedral of work | Brigid Delaney
The pandemic has made many of us question why we work so much. But is a transformation possible?

Brigid Delaney

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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How to convince your apartment strata to go solar
Making Australia’s freestanding homes greener is mainly a matter of time and money, but for apartment dwellers the process is more complex

Sally Dillon

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Thermal mix: a modest Canberra renovation holds and traps the sun
Using 80% less energy than average, an unassuming suburban home is winning architecture prizes for its imaginative revamp

Lisa Green

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Coastal defences need $30bn boost to prevent Australian homes becoming uninhabitable
Exclusive: Investment would avoid disruption to communities as coastal floods and erosion worsen with rising sea levels, insurance council says

Peter Hannam

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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RBA says interest rate rise in 2022 unlikely despite inflation uncertainty
Philip Lowe says recent jump in consumer prices does not warrant increase in the cash rate, which remains at a record low 0.1%

Peter Hannam

16, Nov, 2021 @5:32 AM

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‘Ultimately uninhabitable’: western Sydney’s legacy of planning failure
Houses built to the fence line with dark roofs and tiny backyards leave their owners at the mercy of the climate crisis, experts say

Anne Davies

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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A broken dream: outer Melbourne has affordable houses but no train or school
In the first of a short series on Australian housing, Elias Visontay examines how Victoria’s planning system is failing residents and the environment

Elias Visontay

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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