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    On housing, there's clear blue water between the main parties
    On housing, there's clear blue water between the main parties

    Labor’s bold stance on housing tax reform and investment makes this one of the likely policy flashpoints in the coming election campaign.


    Notre Dame: how a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful
    Notre Dame: how a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful

    The destruction of Notre Dame cathedral is lamentable. A wonderful icon has been largely destroyed by fire. However, we should not despair.


    Retiree home ownership is about to plummet. Soon little more than half will own where they live
    Retiree home ownership is about to plummet. Soon little more than half will own where they live

    Australia’s retirement incomes system has been built on the assumption that most retirees would own their home outright.


    Housing with buyer protection and no serious faults – is that too much to ask of builders and regulators?
    Housing with buyer protection and no serious faults – is that too much to ask of builders and regulators?

    Regulation of the Australian building industry is broken, according to the Shergold-Weir report to the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF).


    A detailed eucalypt family tree helps us see how they came to dominate Australia
    A detailed eucalypt family tree helps us see how they came to dominate Australia

    Eucalypts have been in Australia for at least 60 million years, but a comparatively recent explosion in diversity 2 million years ago is the secret to their spread across southern Australia.


    Australia has a new National Construction Code, but it's still not good enough
    Australia has a new National Construction Code, but it's still not good enough

    After a three-year cycle of industry comment, review and revision, May 1 marks the adoption of a new National Construction Code (NCC).


    Control, cost and convenience determine how Australians use the technology in their homes
    Control, cost and convenience determine how Australians use the technology in their homes

    Our research, published earlier this year in the European Journal of Marketing, looked at the roles technology plays in Australian homes. We found three main ways people assign control to, and trust in, their technology.


    How rail is changing Australian cities
    How rail is changing Australian cities

    The Australian Federal Government will be investing $15 billion into new road and rail projects in 2019, aiming to take tens of thousands of cars off the road and ease congestion in our capital cities.


    Seven steps Melbourne can take to regain its 'liveable city' crown
    Seven steps Melbourne can take to regain its 'liveable city' crown

    To regain top spot, or indeed just to become a better place for the people who actually live in the city, perhaps Melbourne and other cities like it should consider other factors that affect not only liveability but also health and sustainability.


    $500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the money
    $500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the money

    The Coalition government has announced its Commuter Car Park Fund, a A$500 million package intended to make it easier for people in the suburbs and regions to drive to their local railway station.


    Banning 'tiny vehicles' would deny us smarter ways to get around our cities
    Banning 'tiny vehicles' would deny us smarter ways to get around our cities

    E-scooter mania is sweeping cities around the world. Fun, accessible and cheap to rent, shared electric scooters are one of the biggest technology stories this year.


    The Nazis & Bauhaus: very much a German story
    The Nazis & Bauhaus: very much a German story

    According to a story on the ABC, in the 1930s, while the outward tension between modernism and the Nazis was always risible, that didn’t stop those in the precursor to modernism, especially those in the Bauhaus School, to try and accommodate the movement within more sinister endeavours.


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