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Melbourne home builder slapped with $20k fine following payroll failures

The penalty comes after the residential building company failed to pay an apprentice bricklayer what he was owed.
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Stayz gets on board the WA reform train

The short-stay rental platform has expressed support for the Western Australian government’s upcoming reforms.
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International developer claps back at accusations of ‘improper conduct’

The owners of Aurora Melbourne Central have delivered a strong statement in the face of tenant critiques.
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Canning stamp duty could give rise to 25% more property transactions

Data from a new report has doubled down on calls to end stamp duty in Australia.
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Prime Minister addresses Greens’ pressure on negative gearing

The future of Labor’s shared equity home buying scheme is in doubt as the legislation could be held up by the...
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WA government tightens grip on short-term rentals

The Western Australian government has introduced a bill to amp up regulation of short-term rental accommodation...
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Mastering property tax: Tips for Aussie real estate investors

Navigating the complexities of property tax is a critical aspect of successful real estate investment in Australia....
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SA to restrict rental increases from 1 March

The latest raft of South Australian tenancy reforms kicks in next month.
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Conveyancer caught up in $4.6m client fund misuse saga

Victoria’s consumer affairs watchdog has revealed it is taking disciplinary action against an Avondale Heights...
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Queenslanders warned against ‘shady tradies’ advertising online

Social media marketplaces have proven to be a place for dodgy contractors to proliferate, according to Queensland’s...
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Is the federal government reconsidering its negative gearing stance?

Questions about whether Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will reopen the debate on negative gearing have emerged since...
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Stamp duty slogs buyers up to 6x what it did in the ’80s

New data has shown some home buyers are spending six months of the average worker’s full-time income on tax.
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Investing in property for your SMSF

Investing in property though a self-managed super fund has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly since it...
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Foreign investment fee hike hits Parliament

The federal government has officially introduced legislation to increase foreign investor fees in an effort to stop...
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Landscaper fined for payment failures

A landscaper’s tangle with the Fair Work Ombudsman is serving as a warning to contractors that even as they’re...
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Reminder on rent bidding issued in Victoria

Real estate agencies that represent landlords are being urged to review their rental processes and practices in...
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Tradie under fire for accepting deposit for work never done

Home owners have been warned about the risks of paying large deposits upfront for work to be undertaken, after a...
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NSW ushers in ‘turbocharged’ housing system

Australia’s largest public housing provider will undergo a major transformation with the launch of Homes NSW.
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Consumers warned off portable building provider

A Queensland portable building provider that failed to provide orders to customers has been flagged by the state’s...
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Kit home company under fire for long wait times

A tiny home retailer has faced Consumer Affairs Victoria for failing to fulfil customers’ orders.
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