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.
It's not the usual suspects of rising energy costs, tolls or petrol that are hitting the hip-pockets of New South Wales voters the hardest. Take a look at what expenses are chewing up the household income.
It's regarded among the worst of all our failings, coming in third on the seven deadly sins hit parade — but if marshalled correctly, greed can work to all our benefit, writes Ian Verrender.
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.
Domain's tough start as a separately listed company has seen it take a big write-down in value from the effects of falling house prices and fewer properties being listed for sale on the market.
Mortgage brokers are undertaking a major ad campaign to defend their industry against Kenneth Hayne's recommendations that they lose their commissions, but many of their arguments struggle to stack up.
Some home rentals in Townsville are going for more than double their normal asking price as locals fight it out for a rapidly dwindling housing stock.
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.
Borrowers may have to pay an upfront fee when their home loan is arranged, in a move applauded by consumer advocates but which mortgage brokers say would devastate their industry and increase the dominance of the big four banks.
First home buyers will get up to $50,000 as part of a new scheme that NT Government hopes will boost the ailing construction industry, but it comes as new figures show another government incentive scheme has only paid out three applicants in the first three months of the program.