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Industry demands answers from VIC, WA governments

State governments in Victoria and Western Australia are facing harsh criticism from the property sector with industry groups and some of Australia’s biggest real estate agencies seeking answers after the extension of COVID-19 restrictions and tenant protections.

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Melbourne's property sector is facing a cloudy outlook with COVID-19 restrictions putting the brakes on transactions. Photo: Shutterstock

State governments in Victoria and Western Australia are facing harsh criticism from the property sector with industry groups and some of Australia’s biggest real estate agencies seeking answers after the extension of COVID-19 restrictions and tenant protections.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday that Victoria’s stage 4 lockdown would continue for another two weeks, but at the same time banned the private inspection of homes until Octobe…