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.

Melbourne apartment buildings to be re-checked for flammable cladding in wake of tower fire

Thirty Melbourne buildings will be reassessed for fire safety after a burning cigarette sparked a six-storey blaze in combustible cladding on a high-rise apartment building.

‘It’s house after house’: Townsville residents return home to mud and mess

Hundreds of Townsville residents begin to return to their flood-ravaged homes to find a big clean-up ahead, as the bureau warns the monsoon trough, that has dropped a year's worth of rain in week, will remain active for days.