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Politics

  • House prices are notoriously volatile, but that hasn’t stopped state governments acquiring what many say is a dangerous addiction to the tax revenue associated with high property prices. Any slump puts pressure on the Budget, but calls for reform have mostly fallen on deaf ears. Read more

Life & Style

  • Take a draughty, dark old home and turn it into something special – light, sustainable, warm, cheaper to run and embraced by a beautiful and productive garden. When some of Melbourne’s most eco-friendly homes were opened to the public, there was inspiration for everyone. By JINGJING FU Practical advice on living in an eco-friendly way was the focus ... Read more

Environment

  • Albert Park residents are fuming over plans to demolish a local park. The park has been a community hub for 35 years but now the EPA has suggested major remediation works in order to deal with dangerous contaminants. BRENDAN O’SHEA explains.   Read more

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Other stuff

  • When it comes to home delivery, now it’s anything goes. Three current and former AFL footballers have started a liquor delivery service that aims to save you the effort of going to the local bottle shop – and that’s just the beginning. Read more