Caravan park holidays allow kids to just be kids and parents to relax

Families are increasingly taking caravan and camping holidays, enjoying a sense of community and a temporary return to a more carefree parenting style and a childhood freedom reminiscent of decades gone by.

As Great Ocean Road tourism thrives, this surf club struggles to stay afloat

The steady increase in tourism along Australia's famous Great Ocean Road is having a negative impact on a local surf club, which its president describes as "woeful and shameful" with community safety at risk.

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.