A combination of increased insurance premiums, increased bushfire risk and updated building codes could mean insurance policyholders are underinsured – or not insured at all.
With inflation on the rise, people are looking for safe havens for their money – and markets that were considered riskier in the past are now looking increasingly attractive.
These are our most-read business and law stories of 2020.
The Commonwealth government must rethink rent assistance to lift Australians out of housing stress.
Stamp duty reform is needed in times of crisis where for every day parts of Australia are in lockdown, billions of dollars are taken away from subsidies to the states, says a UNSW property expert.
Abolishing without-grounds termination by landlords and reforming housing tax and finance policies will provide tenants with more security, writes Chris Martin.
As a relatively obscure tax deduction, negative gearing is neither evil nor an inalienable right of those doughty souls prepared to 'have a go', write Richard Holden and Sam Crosby.
Members of the public are often treated as irritants and voyeurs to political processes when the development and acquisition of public land is discussed, writes Mark Rolfe.