Renting

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Greens vow action as huge rent hikes see adults forced to move back in with parents
Exclusive: Party seeking rent freezes, new body to set controls on prices and end to no-grounds evictions

Tamsin Rose

06, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘They miss out’: soaring rents and insufficient support force more uni students in Australia to live with parents
‘Generational shift’ in share accommodation as housing crisis puts young people under ‘enormous pressure’

Caitlin Cassidy

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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From interest rates to the ‘race for space’: what is fuelling Australia’s rental nightmare?
After unprecedented growth there are signs rents are beginning to ease, but many experts predict prices will stay high for a while

Cait Kelly

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Not cool: push for insulation in all Australian rental homes as study shows dangerous heat levels
People in social housing often face hottest conditions and struggle to pay for air conditioning, advocates say

Cait Kelly

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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NSW Labor counters Perrottet’s land tax with vow to scrap stamp duty for some first home buyers
Properties worth up to $800,000 will incur no tax and a concession rate will apply to those up to $1m if opposition wins election, Chris Minns says

Stephanie Convery Inequality reporter

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Most Airbnb-style short rentals in Tasmania used to be long-term leases, study finds
Research commissioned by Shelter Tasmania says increase in short-stay properties had impact on availability of rental houses for local people

Luke Henriques-Gomes

28, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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NSW brings in controls on how renters’ data can be stored and used
Victor Dominello says renters are at risk since there are ‘essentially no rules’, and enforceable guidelines will be in place early in the new year

Caitlin Cassidy

17, Dec, 2022 @5:09 AM

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‘It’s hard coming home to a tent’: the rise of Australia’s working homeless
People with jobs and families will be seeing out Christmas in camping grounds and motels, as experts warn of a new kind of crisis

Jordyn Beazley

16, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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NSW move to ban rental bidding needs to stop unsolicited offers, tenants groups say
Under regulations coming into effect on Saturday, agents are barred from asking tenants to offer higher rents

Tamsin Rose

12, Dec, 2022 @7:02 AM

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Not ‘desirable’ tenants: mother of five told to lie about number of children when applying to rent accommodation
Submission to inquiry into Queensland Greens rent-freezing bill says family is now homeless

Joe Hinchliffe

06, Dec, 2022 @6:29 AM

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NSW to investigate ways to end bidding wars over rental properties
Victor Dominello says interstate bans on the practice are being examined amid a ‘hot marketplace’

Tamsin Rose

05, Dec, 2022 @7:22 AM

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Jump in homelessness as Australia’s rental crisis pushes ‘overwhelmed system to breaking point’
Vulnerable people and regional areas hardest hit, report shows, as experts demand urgent action to increase affordable housing

Caitlin Cassidy

05, Dec, 2022 @6:37 AM

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