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Making news this week (ending 25 February)

Discover some of the top news stories impacting the mortgages space in this weekly wrap-up.

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The shadow assistant treasurer has said that the ALP is “deeply concerned” with the rising cost of housing, noting that home ownership may be out of reach for some Australians.

ANZ exec blasts banks folding under price wars

The retail and commercial head at the major bank has criticised “silly pricing” in the home loan market resulting from intense competition.

Economy, climate change trump housing affordability for industry votes

The economy, small-business interests and climate change have ranked higher in importance than housing affordability for mortgage industry workers heading to the federal election.

Victoria set to bring in social housing ‘contribution’ 

The state will introduce a new Social and Affordable Housing Contribution on certain developments from July 2024, it has been announced.

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