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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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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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

News article by the ABC
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

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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After seven years of fighting, Mr Feierabend's farm Wingadee goes up for auction in September. (ABC Rural: David Barnott-Clement)

Queensland farmer battling Suncorp Bank vows to keep pushing to fix financial services

News article by the ABC
A farmer who looks set to lose his farm vows to keep fighting for accountability in the financial sector and its lending pract ...

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Territorians are paying among the highest fuel prices in the country, well above Sydney or Melbourne.  (ABC News: Che Chorley)

Northern Territory opposition calls for petrol price inquiry, with prices per litre 30 cents higher than in other states

News article by the ABC
Petrol prices in Darwin are still up towards the $2 mark, despite recent drops in other states, and the pain at the pump is ev ...

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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

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Corporate Australia is in the process of giving its best guide as to how Australian consumers will respond to the financial cha ...

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