The Opposition Leader is interrupted by protesters before promising an overhaul of superannuation and environmental laws if Labor wins office, along with a multi-billion-dollar housing-affordability plan, in a speech to the party's national conference.
Opening the ALP national conference in Adelaide, Mr Shorten will seek to counter the Coalition's attacks on his negative gearing policy, declaring Labor "the party of home ownership" and "the party of affordable housing".
Three remote Western Australian Indigenous communities say they have been disadvantaged because their homes lie within national park and reserve areas — and they want out.
A number of housing industry insiders issue a warning about curbing negative gearing, with mortgage company boss "Aussie John" Symond saying it has to be treated "very carefully".
The University of Tasmania begins offering foreign students the chance to "jump to the head of the queue" if they pay upfront, while existing students are told to look on Gumtree for accommodation, as the university cannot guarantee them a place to live.
Australia is rapidly edging towards the sharpest downturn in property prices since the last recession. And new data reveals some neighbourhoods are feeling the pain much more than others.
The WA Government foreshadows a "substantial" budget surplus for this financial year — one year ahead of schedule and the first time the budget has been in the black for six years.
When the mining boom ended in 2014, the bottom fell out of Perth's property market and the slide shows no sign of ending. But on the eastern seaboard, experts warn the rise — and fall — in house prices will be much more significant, and swift.
Foreign investors forced to sell properties because they did not adhere to tougher laws aimed at foreign investment into residential real estate, may have pocketed capital gains, according to evidence given to a parliamentary hearing.
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