Frank, which is not his real name, had been working in cybercrime for two years. (ABC News)
Inside the cryptocurrency scam: ‘Frank’ explains how European scammers target Australians for millions
News article by the ABC
After two years working in two separate European cybercrime "boiler rooms", Frank tells the ABC how he's scammed Australians.
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One focus of the planned reforms will be regulation around buy now, pay later products. (ABC News: John Gunn)
Digital payments, cryptocurrency regulation flagged by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
News article by the ABC
The federal government is flagging a raft of reforms to regulate the rapidly expanding digital payments, buy now, pay later and cryptocurrency sectors, to protect investors and consumers.
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Three families, three separate crypto scams.  (ABC News)
Cryptocurrency scams targeting Australians as scammers bank more than $100 million
News article by the ABC
Australian police say cryptocurrency scams have "exploded" during the pandemic. These three families were sucked in.
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There were queues outside some Sydney CBD stores as shoppers checked in to make their Christmas purchases. (ABC News: John Gunn)
Christmas retail cash splash expected as Australian shoppers raid COVID-19 savings
News article by the ABC
Australians are expected to splash much of the cash they stashed during lockdowns on Christmas spending, after October and November sales already recorded big gains.
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Taste the Barossa owner Dallas Coull said entire tours have been cancelled. (ABC News: Charlotte Batty)
SA businesses call for immediate financial support amid rolling cancellations linked to COVID rules
News article by the ABC
South Australia was the first COVID-zero state to reopen to travellers from across the country, but businesses say confusion on testing requirements has led to rolling cancellations and an uncertain future.
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Pub licensee manager Grant Kennedy (right) has had to adapt ahead of summer due to staff shortages. (ABC South East: Keira Proust)
NSW south coast businesses fear for summer ahead due to staff shortages and Omicron uncertainties
News article by the ABC
Job vacancies across the NSW south coast have skyrocketed by more than 17 per cent in the past month, and businesses are cutting back opening hours and cancelling live music to deal with it.
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Beware the buy now, pay later ‘debt spiral’. Experts warn it’ll be haunting us long after Christmas
News article by the ABC
Are you using buy now, pay later services to buy your Christmas gifts this year? You could be in for a bad debt hangover, financial counsellors warn.
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International student Nora Chowdhury is among 250 students taking part in the NSW government's pilot program. (ABC News: Alison Xiao)
Universities face uncertain recovery from COVID-19 as first group of international students returns to NSW
News article by the ABC
As 250 international students return to university study in NSW, there are mixed feelings about the sector's capacity to rebound from the pandemic, with visa delays and students choosing to go elsewhere new areas of concern. 
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It is alleged most of the underpayments were the result of not paying for frequent overtime work. (ABC: Bec Whetham)
Coles underpaid over 7,800 employees more than $115 million, Fair Work Ombudsman alleges
News article by the ABC
The Fair Work Ombudsman takes Coles to court for allegedly underpaying thousands of employees over $115 million
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Telstra and Optus say there have been hundreds of millions of scam texts sent this year. (triple j Hack)
Federal government announces regulatory changes to combat scam text messages
News article by the ABC
Telecommunications companies will soon be able to block scam text messages from being sent in the first place, thanks to regulatory changes by the government. 
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The salon Chiara Sianski manages will check their customers are fully vaccinated after the Tasmanian border opens.  (ABC News: Laura Beavis)

Tasmanian businesses getting COVID-ready before border opening influx

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After being "so safe for so long" the message that COVID is coming has been drilled into Tasmanians. So how are busin ...

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Frank, which is not his real name, had been working in cybercrime for two years. (ABC News)

Inside the cryptocurrency scam: ‘Frank’ explains how European scammers target Australians for millions

News article by the ABC
After two years working in two separate European cybercrime "boiler rooms", Frank tells the ABC how he’s s ...

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One focus of the planned reforms will be regulation around buy now, pay later products. (ABC News: John Gunn)

Digital payments, cryptocurrency regulation flagged by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

News article by the ABC
The federal government is flagging a raft of reforms to regulate the rapidly expanding digital payments, buy now, pay later and ...

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Wineries in the Yarra Valley are in the grip of a major staff shortage. (ABC News: Jeremy Story Carter)

Victorian wineries despair, forced to turn customers away due to staff shortages

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Wineries in Victoria’s Yarra Valley are turning busloads of eager customers away, while some close cellar doors altogeth ...

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Three families, three separate crypto scams.  (ABC News)

Cryptocurrency scams targeting Australians as scammers bank more than $100 million

News article by the ABC
Australian police say cryptocurrency scams have "exploded" during the pandemic. These three families were sucked in. ...

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Official interest rates are at the bottom of the cycle, remaining at a record low 0.1 per cent. (ABC News: John Gunn)

Reserve Bank ‘prepared to be patient’ as interest rates kept at record lows into 2022

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The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates at a record low and maintains its current stimulus, re-emphasising its patience to see in ...

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