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Canberra's land prices double in 7 years, now second only to Sydney's

Canberra's land prices double in 7 years, now second only to Sydney's

Insiders have long cited anecdotes that the price of land in some new estates is $1000 a square metre, but hard data has been hard to come by. Until now.

  • by Daniel Burdon

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Hospitality workers pushed out to Brisbane suburbs
Public housing

Hospitality workers pushed out to Brisbane suburbs

Hospitality staff often had two or more part-time jobs, meaning it became difficult for them to manage longer commutes and differing shift times, housing advocate says.

  • by Lucy Stone
The sign that saved Jane when she had just 11 cents in her bank account
Affordable housing

The sign that saved Jane when she had just 11 cents in her bank account

Corporations and wealthy are handed a tax cut, while most disadvantaged continue to be ignored says Salvation Army

  • by Tim Barlass
Low-income earners still priced out of Brisbane's rental market
Public housing

Low-income earners still priced out of Brisbane's rental market

The latest Rental Affordability Index shows while Brisbane's rents are affordable on average, low income earners are still struggling

  • by Lucy Stone
Father weeps for son at start of London's Grenfell Tower fire inquiry
Public housing

Father weeps for son at start of London's Grenfell Tower fire inquiry

"I held my son in my arms, hoping it was all a bad dream, wishing, praying for a miracle, that he would open his eyes," Marcio Gomes said, weeping as he spoke.

  • by Estelle Shirbon
'We need help': Denishar's family seek urgent payment as shock girl heads home

'We need help': Denishar's family seek urgent payment as shock girl heads home

Two-and-a-half months after a devastating electric shock left Denishar Woods on life support, the young Perth girl is preparing to go home.

  • by Kate Hedley
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Eleven Housing ACT properties investigated for fire safety compliance

Eleven Housing ACT properties investigated for fire safety compliance

One of the properties inspected by independent engineers was Havelock House on Northbourne Avenue.

  • by Steven Trask
Andrew Barr's terse warning over botched buy of public housing
ACT government

Andrew Barr's terse warning over botched buy of public housing

Owners in a complex of townhouses partially bought out by the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce had the ACT government over a barrel.

  • by Katie Burgess
New public housing to be built on Fluffy blocks
ACT government

New public housing to be built on Fluffy blocks

It comes as the Barr government continues to decommission and demolish ageing public housing flats across Canberra.

  • by Katie Burgess
Northbourne Flats eviction leaves traffic at a standstill
Public housing

Northbourne Flats eviction leaves traffic at a standstill

Judith Kelly, 58, was one of the last people living inside the dilapidated Northbourne Flats, which will soon be demolished to make way for a new development.

  • by Steven Trask
Ivanhoe redevelopment criticised for lack of affordable housing
Development

Ivanhoe redevelopment criticised for lack of affordable housing

The public housing redevelopment will provide more than 3000 homes, but only 128 dwellings will be set aside for affordable housing.

  • by Andrew Taylor