The housing crisis continues, and there’s nothing renters can do about it
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It's taken decades to create these housing conditions, but who are they benefiting, asks Gareth Hutchens.
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Kim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is speaking out to warn other women. (ABC News: Norman Hermant)
‘Significant, insidious’ and often unreported, financial elder abuse is increasing, lawyers say
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Four years ago, Kim agreed to transfer her home to her son. Then she found herself penniless with nowhere to go. Lawyers say it's a "classic case" of financial elder abuse and the issue is increasing.
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Why the collapse of the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund is a reckoning for regulators
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After nine years as consumer affairs reporter, I’ve covered some of the biggest examples of skulduggery on the beat, but it's a story that’s happening right now that's among the most shameful, writes Amy Bainbridge.
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Under JobKeeper rules, companies are not required to pay back the subsidy even if they record large profits. (ABC Life: Juliette Steen)
Corporations’ profits soaring as inflation skyrockets and real wages fall, report reveals
News article by the ABC
There are fresh calls for Australia's biggest corporations to rein in record profits in order to provide low wage earners with some cost-of-living relief.
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Jane Winter says her family's weekly grocery shop has roughly doubled in price.  (ABC News: Baz Ruddick)
Cost of living pressures lead to food insecurity and fears of chronic health conditions
News article by the ABC
More Australians are now experiencing mild to moderate food insecurity due to the cost and unavailability of fresh produce, placing pressure on charities and the health system.
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Bobby Graham says he has cancelled interstate trips as he tightens the financial belt. (ABC News: Luke Bowden)
RBA increases to interest rates mean home buyers who bought at the peak are facing rapidly rising mortgage repayments
News article by the ABC
After eye-watering property price rises in recent years, house values are now starting to drop, but those who bought at the height are facing a "perfect storm" as interest rates rise.
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An artist's impression of the planned Freeman development in North Fremantle which will have both residential and short-stay options.  (Supplied)
Even with a historic fall in house prices, rents are tipped to rise by as much as 10 per cent. Will they ever go down?
News article by the ABC
Though house prices are falling at a historic rate, rents are tipped to keep going faster than ever. Here's why renters can't catch a break.
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The government says it can’t afford to extend the excise, which it argues would cost the budget billions. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica)
The price of fuel is set to rise next month, and calls are growing for the government to step in
News article by the ABC
The fuel excise relief is rapidly coming to an end and the government is about to face plenty of pressure to extend it so Australians can avoid pain at the pump.
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Tambikos Driss stays up at night, worried about whether he'll be able to pay the bills.  (ABC News: Michael Franchi )
How the rising cost of living is squeezing budgets and changing lives across Australia
News article by the ABC
Tambikos Driss has ditched the airconditioning, kitchen oven and now meat to get by, and he's not alone. 
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Household budgets are being hit on multiple fronts by rising costs. (ABC News: Jessica Hinchliffe)
Which prices are going to jump to push inflation above 7 per cent?
News article by the ABC
Australians have just experienced the biggest price increases since the GST. But things are expected to get even worse, so where can we expect to feel the pain next?
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Cottesloe Beach is in Australia's richest postcode. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)

The 60 millionaires who paid no tax and the richest and poorest postcodes revealed

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Sixty people earned more than $1 million but paid no tax in 2019-20, and the country’s lowest incomes have been recorded ...

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Fair Work Ombudsman announces a record $532 million in unpaid wages were recovered in 2021-22

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Many analysts are concerned that recent home buyers will struggle to meet rising mortgage repayments. (ABC News: Alistair Kroie/John Gunn)

Economists deeply divided over Reserve Bank’s likely interest rate trajectory

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From French lessons to food delivery, record numbers of young people are finding side hustles to make ends meet

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The housing crisis continues, and there’s nothing renters can do about it

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It’s taken decades to create these housing conditions, but who are they benefiting, asks Gareth Hutchens. ...

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Lyell Lamborn said she felt forced to leave her rental home. (ABC News: Nik Coleman)

Queensland renters living ‘on knife’s edge’ after landlords issue new notices to leave in bid to stop ‘lifelong’ tenants

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Brisbane woman Lyell Lamborn says she’s living on a "knife’s edge" after being handed a major rent increa ...

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