Australia's official interest rate is determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia in a board meeting every month (excluding January).
The National Association of Tenants’ Organisation has invited all parties and independent candidates to make their position on Australia’s tenancy laws - and approach to affordable housing - publicly known.
Rental housing in Australia is less affordable than ever before. It is no exaggeration to call the situation a crisis, with vacancy rates at record lows.
Housing is expensive in Australia. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Higher quality, more affordable housing is a matter of policy choice.
Laws to allow renters to fix furniture to walls to prevent death or injury to children from toppling furniture have passed through State Parliament.
Australians only spend 3 per cent of their incomes on petrol. The typical renter spends more than 10 times as much on rent.
The public and private sectors must be encouraged to work collaboratively to increase rental supply and improve rental affordability for tenants, according to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).
Tenants needing cash to replace damaged white goods, equipment and crucial household items can access support through a new scheme to help NSW residents impacted by flooding.
The federal government’s announcement of a halved fuel excise is no doubt music to many people’s ears.
With housing affordability set to be a key election issue, the 2022 federal budget expands the scheme to help first home buyers.