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.

Sydney is expensive, but what people spend their money on might surprise you

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.

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.

New Territory homebuyer scheme ‘most generous’ in nation: Gunner

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.