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.

Sunshine Coast director jailed over workplace death

A Sunshine Coast director has been sentenced to jail for one year, and fined $1 million, in a Queensland first Workplace Health and Safety trial.

Big names headline Grow Your Own music festival

This year's Grow Your Own music festival in the NSW sister towns of Forster-Tuncurry shows off the best of regional Australia, fusing music, food, art, and film into one 'beast' of an event for young festival-goers.