Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will give an update today on how the economy is tracking. (ABC News: Matt Roberts)
Government’s economic update on the way in the face of Omicron COVID variant
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The federal government will use today's mid-year budget update to spruik upgraded forecasts for job creation over the next four years, as the Opposition says there is little room for complacency after previous turnarounds ended in more lockdowns and a recession.
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Coles is among the retailers hit by supply issues due to COVID-19. (ABC News)

Staff shortages due to COVID-19 taking a toll across all industries in NSW

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Coles is introducing purchase limits on its meat products as all industries across NSW are hit with drastic staff shortages, am ...

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While it has some drawbacks, most office workers are attracted to doing two or three days a week working from home. (Adobe: Ilona)

Work from home is the new normal as employers struggle to make the daily grind work

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When work from home took off — forced by COVID — it could have been a blip. But when it’s made worker’s lives ...

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Lisa (left), Donna (centre) and Joanne (right) have agreed to build a house together, with one other woman, despite only meeting over the past year.  (Supplied: Joanne Hunt)

Could collaborative living provide an answer to the housing crisis and climate change? Some people think so

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Once the purview of poor students, more adults are making a return to collaborative living in a bid to keep costs down and buil ...

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Sydney and Melbourne recorded the sharpest slowdown in property price growth. (ABC News: Grant Wignall)

Australian property prices surged 22pc last year, its biggest jump since the 1980s

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Record low interest rates have driven Australian housing prices up in its sharpest rise in three decades, but new data shows S ...

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A Sunnybank restaurateur says the staggered approach to seeing international students return will see businesses suffer for even longer. (ABC News: Jessica Rendall)

COVID-19 exodus leaves Brisbane restaurants and cafes struggling without international students for casual workforce

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With international students leaving the country by the thousands due to the pandemic, Sunnybank businesses are struggling to fi ...

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Tracey Gilchrist says she'll be forced to leave if premiums keep increasing.  (ABC Kimberley: Madison Snow)

Insurance premiums in northern Australia still skyrocketing, Broome residents consider leaving

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The cost of home and contents insurance in WA’s Kimberley region ranges between $3,600-$20,000 and increasing 35 per ce ...

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