Labor was “gob-smacked” with proposals to repeal responsible lending obligations, with Stephen Jones MP saying the Albanese government will not be revisiting the matter.
As large parts of NSW have been hit by heavy rains in the past week, the federal and state government's have extended its Disaster Recovery Payment to include an additional eight local government areas (LGA), taking the total number of disaster-declared LGAs to 37.
In the wake of the recent flood disaster that has struck the eastern parts of NSW, a Four Corners episode on the ABC on Monday (11 July) revealed what actions government agencies are taking to ensure the future of Australian homes is protected.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has confirmed that the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has now paid a penalty of $133,200 in response to the infringement notice that was issued to it for allegedly breaching the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules.
The bank has tipped inflation to have increased over this year’s second quarter, naming housing as a major contributor to the bump.