Cladding crisis spreads into the suburbs as nine more materials are banned

Thousands more homeowners could now find themselves caught up in Australia's cladding crisis, as authorities issue an alert banning the use of another nine types of the material, including cladding commonly used on single-storey suburban homes.

When your home is a fire risk but you can’t afford to fix it

There are hundreds of buildings around Australia covered in combustible cladding, but fixing the problem is expensive and the only government scheme is yet to hand out a single loan.

Banks and insurers need to be ‘good corporate citizens’ for north Queensland flood victims

Banks and insurers must "lift their socks" and show compassion to north Queenslanders affected by the floods, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says, as insurers receive about 12,000 claims so far in the Townsville region.

Banks and insurers need to be ‘lift their socks’ to help Queensland flood victims

Banks and insurers must be "good corporate citizens" and show compassion to north Queenslanders affected by the floods, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says, with insurers receiving about 12,000 claims so far in the Townsville region.