What you should do to protect yourself after Optus data breach
News article by the ABC
If your personal details have been exposed as a result of the Optus data breach and you don't know where to begin, here are some steps you can take now and into the future to protect yourself. 
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Demand for Foodbank's services has gone up 15 per cent since May. (ABC News: Dan Irvine )
As Reserve Bank lifts rates again, more households seek relief from Foodbank
News article by the ABC
The Reserve Bank of Australia is still prepared to keep lifting interest rates, even as more households seek food relief.
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If you're on a variable rate mortgage, your repayments could be going up. Use our calculator to see how much more you may pay.  (ABC News: John Gunn)
How much extra could mortgage repayments cost now the cash rate is 2.6 per cent?
News article by the ABC
Tell us your loan size, term and interest rate and our mortgage rate rise calculator will work out how much extra you may have to pay on your loan.
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After tracking his managed fund using an app, Rob Wade invested more money, before it all disappeared. (ABC News: Michael Lloyd)
Elaborate scam allegedly used leading finance app to trick victims out of superannuation
News article by the ABC
Victims of a sophisticated superannuation scam have raised concerns about how they were given access to a finance app which they claim gave them false confidence their money was safe.
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Ms Ianchello went to several banks before getting the help she needed. (ABC News: Nabil Al Nashar)
No interest loans on the rise as pandemic and cost of living prices take their toll
News article by the ABC
When everything went wrong financially for Rosetta Ianchello, a scheme set up by charity Good Shepherd and the National Australia Bank helped her to manage her debt.
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Chris Seaton, CEO of Origin Tea (right), with his Sri Lankan production partner Charithra Hettirarachchi (left), says inflationary pressures could remain in supply chains for years (ABC News: Darryl Torpy)
When will inflation peak in Australia? More regular data could help us find out
News article by the ABC
The Bureau of Statistics will publish inflation data on a monthly basis, rather than every three months, to better help economists keep track of how inflation is evolving.
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Labor is making good on its promise to kill off the cashless debit card, but critics say it could lead to unintended consequences. (ABC News: Isabel Moussalli)
Labor’s new welfare plan gives communities a voice – but there is concern the quietest won’t be heard
News article by the ABC
The Albanese government has scrapped the cashless debit card, which locked up 80 per cent of people's welfare money. In its void, communities have a delicate tightrope to walk.
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The fuel excise cut has ended. Here’s what that means for the price of fuel and whether you should fill up now
News article by the ABC
Motorists are being told to prepare for rising fuel prices as the tax cut made six months ago comes to an end. Here's what you need to know.
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Calls for better consumer protections intensify as complaints over shoddy solar panels soar
News article by the ABC
A campaign for greater consumer protection from shoddy solar companies comes as government regulators seek more power to investigate unscrupulous operators.
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Territorians are paying among the highest fuel prices in the country, well above Sydney or Melbourne.  (ABC News: Che Chorley)
Fuel excise reduction ends tonight, prices to increase by 25 cents a litre
News article by the ABC
Fuel is a big expense for caravanners Ken and Glenys Whalley. They have been on the road for 10 weeks and their fuel budget has doubled. 
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What you should do to protect yourself after Optus data breach

News article by the ABC
If your personal details have been exposed as a result of the Optus data breach and you don’t know where to begin, here ...

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The Grattan Institute says the stage three tax cuts, pushed by Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg, will make the income tax scales less progressive (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

What are the stage 3 tax cuts? Why won’t they fix bracket creep?

News article by the ABC
The stage 3 tax cuts will make the income tax scales less progressive, and they won’t fix bracket creep. ...

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Harvey Norman, Latitude sued for allegedly misleading customers about ‘no deposit’, ‘interest-free’ payments

News article by the ABC
Harvey Norman and Latitude are being sued in the Federal Court for allegedly misleading customers about "no deposit" ...

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Demand for Foodbank's services has gone up 15 per cent since May. (ABC News: Dan Irvine )

As Reserve Bank lifts rates again, more households seek relief from Foodbank

News article by the ABC
The Reserve Bank of Australia is still prepared to keep lifting interest rates, even as more households seek food relief. ...

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If you're on a variable rate mortgage, your repayments could be going up. Use our calculator to see how much more you may pay.  (ABC News: John Gunn)

How much extra could mortgage repayments cost now the cash rate is 2.6 per cent?

News article by the ABC
Tell us your loan size, term and interest rate and our mortgage rate rise calculator will work out how much extra you may have ...

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The RBA now is at the point where it needs to exercise caution, warns Ian Verrender.  (ABC News: Daniel Irvine)

Reserve Bank slows the pace of interest rate rises with 0.25 percentage point increase

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The Reserve Bank elects to slow the breakneck pace of interest rate rises, with the sixth straight hike being 0.25 of a percent ...

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