Natalie has already cut her energy usage to about half of what the average single-person household uses. (ABC News: Steve Keen)
Electricity retailers raise fixed charges to recoup costs after record highs in spot market
News article by the ABC
Even energy-conscious consumers who have reduced their power usage are being slugged with higher bills thanks to rising fixed daily charges.
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Cairo Sauvage is a rent-vester, who cannot afford to live in his Windsor property. ()
Queensland tenants under pressure as rents rise amid calls for compassion from landlords
News article by the ABC
Cairo Sauvage and his housemates are about to move out of their shared home after months of uncertainty over a rent hike. As both a landlord and a renter, he says tenants hold little power in rental relationships.
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How to ask for an inflation pay rise — and how much to ask for
News article by the ABC
When it comes to negotiating inflation pay rises, the rule has been: don't mention inflation. But with prices rising fast, and most workers significantly worse off, some experts are tweaking their advice.
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The Commonwealth Bank says the majority of its customers are well placed to cope with rising interest rates. (ABC News: Margaret Burin)
CBA increases profit to $9.7 billion, says most customers can cope with rising interest rates
News article by the ABC
The Commonwealth Bank announces a 9 per cent increase in profits, despite a fall in its home loan interest margins.
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Why are shares bouncing back? And can it last, or are there much bigger stock market falls around the corner? (ABC News: John Gunn)
How does corporate Australia expect households to cope with cost of living — and why we should pay attention
News article by the ABC
Corporate Australia is in the process of giving its best guide as to how Australian consumers will respond to the financial challenges ahead — and it might provide some clues about the months ahead, writes David Taylor. 
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The housing crisis continues, and there’s nothing renters can do about it
News article by the ABC
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
News article by the ABC
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
News article by the ABC
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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Canberra woman Ada Fitzgerald-Cherry participated in Better Renting's latest study on indoor rental temperatures. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore)

Renters shiver below minimum healthy temperature 17 hours a day in winter, report finds

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Tenant advocacy organisation Better Renting finds temperatures inside the homes it tracked dipped below the minimum temperature ...

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Natalie has already cut her energy usage to about half of what the average single-person household uses. (ABC News: Steve Keen)

Electricity retailers raise fixed charges to recoup costs after record highs in spot market

News article by the ABC
Even energy-conscious consumers who have reduced their power usage are being slugged with higher bills thanks to rising fixed d ...

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Cairo Sauvage is a rent-vester, who cannot afford to live in his Windsor property. ()

Queensland tenants under pressure as rents rise amid calls for compassion from landlords

News article by the ABC
Cairo Sauvage and his housemates are about to move out of their shared home after months of uncertainty over a rent hike. As b ...

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How to ask for an inflation pay rise — and how much to ask for

News article by the ABC
When it comes to negotiating inflation pay rises, the rule has been: don’t mention inflation. But with prices rising fas ...

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Brett Clements' modest super balance has been fluctuating daily because of global economic uncertainty. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway)

The rising cost of living and global economic uncertainty mean older Australians such as Brett are delaying retirement

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When Brett Clements got his first job at 15, he dreamed that, if he worked hard, he would be able to enjoy the fruits of his la ...

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The Commonwealth Bank says the majority of its customers are well placed to cope with rising interest rates. (ABC News: Margaret Burin)

CBA increases profit to $9.7 billion, says most customers can cope with rising interest rates

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