Food producers are warning of further price hikes for Australian families. (ABC News: Herlyn Kaur)
Higher grocery prices forecast as industry alliance calls for Australian food security plan
News article by the ABC
Grocery prices in Australia could jump another 8 per cent by this time next year, according to an alliance of food producers and distributors.   
Higher grocery prices forecast as industry alliance calls for Australian food security plan
The Carter family's day-to-day life is like any other's, except they've lived in this tent for over a year. (ABC News: Jon Daly)
Over 640,000 Australian households in housing stress, analysis using census data shows
News article by the ABC
Single mother-of-three Lisa Carter has been priced out of the rental market and has set up camp in a Perth caravan park. She's among the many Australian households in housing stress, with the figure forecast to approach one million by 2041.
Over 640,000 Australian households in housing stress, analysis using census data shows
Buy now pay later platforms could be regulated like credit card providers.  (ABC News: John Gunn)
‘Inappropriate lending’: Buy now pay later industry could face new regulations to stop financial abuse
News article by the ABC
An estimated 7 million 'buy now pay later' users could soon see new laws introduced that aims to better protect them against financial abuse. A Treasury paper being released today suggests "unaffordable or inappropriate lending practices are contributing to financial stress and hardship".
‘Inappropriate lending’: Buy now pay later industry could face new regulations to stop financial abuse
Most banks have already raised their home loan rates by 0.25 per cent, but increases to savings rates have been less uniform.  (ABC News: Alistair Kroie/John Gunn)
Which banks have passed on the November RBA rate rise to mortgage borrowers? What’s in it for savers?
News article by the ABC
The big four banks have all passed on the Reserve Bank's interest rate rise in full to mortgage customers, but it's a different story for those with savings accounts.
Which banks have passed on the November RBA rate rise to mortgage borrowers? What’s in it for savers?
The latest look at businesses around the nation shows corporate profit leapt 28 per cent last year. (ABC News: Patrick Rocca)
The profit crisis is the inflation-driving pressure we don’t talk about
News article by the ABC
Soaring corporate profits are being blamed for fuelling inflation, as figures show companies in Australia are enjoying sky-rocketing profits despite the pandemic.
The profit crisis is the inflation-driving pressure we don’t talk about
Almost all of Carrie Riseley's student debt repayments from last financial year were wiped out.  (ABC News: Maren Preuss )
Stress and mortgage difficulties as inflation sees student HECS and other HELP debts balloon
News article by the ABC
As inflation rises, Australians with university debts say they're seeing their repayments evaporate and running into difficulties borrowing for mortgages.
Stress and mortgage difficulties as inflation sees student HECS and other HELP debts balloon
RBA governor Philip Lowe said how high interest rates need to go, and how fast they get there, will be guided by economic data. (ABC News: John Gunn)
Reserve Bank rejects ‘scorched earth’ policy to tame inflation with faster interest rate rises
News article by the ABC
The RBA's deputy governor says the bank will not hesitate to raise interest rates "quite quickly" if there are signs inflation is getting too far out of control.
Reserve Bank rejects ‘scorched earth’ policy to tame inflation with faster interest rate rises
Insurance companies are refusing to offer policies in some postcodes. (ABC News: Patrick Rocca)
Insurers stop offering insurance to postcodes near flood-affected communities
News article by the ABC
A growing number of Victorians are finding it more difficult to insure their homes after widespread flooding in the state, despite not living in at-risk areas.
Insurers stop offering insurance to postcodes near flood-affected communities
Power prices have been rising in Australia. July 19, 2022. (ABC News: Elizabeth Pickering)
Federal Treasury secretary Stephen Kennedy recommends government intervene in energy market to drop power prices
News article by the ABC
The federal government's chief economic advisor endorses market intervention to cap or reduce coal and gas prices, warning unusually high company profits are coming at the expense of poorer Australians.
Federal Treasury secretary Stephen Kennedy recommends government intervene in energy market to drop power prices
Medibank cyber attack: what personal data has been accessed and what can you do?
News article by the ABC
Medibank details what personal information it believes a cybercriminal has accessed from customers in the latest update on the hack of the company's data. 
Medibank cyber attack: what personal data has been accessed and what can you do?
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Many Australian households are struggling as interest rate rises.  (ABC News: Claire Moodie)

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Food producers are warning of further price hikes for Australian families. (ABC News: Herlyn Kaur)

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Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says inflation is likely to be a lot more variable than it has been for the past few decades. (ABC News: John Gunn)

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