Legally, household customers can have their power cut over debts of as little as $300. (ABC News: Ben Atherton)
Turmoil widens Australia’s energy divide as costs accelerate fastest for poorer households
News article by the ABC
Australia's energy crisis is widening the gulf between rich and poor households as costs accelerate much faster for consumers on low and middle incomes.
Turmoil widens Australia’s energy divide as costs accelerate fastest for poorer households
Indigenous advocates return to Canberra to ask for compensation over Youpla mess
News article by the ABC
Advocates are in Canberra asking the government to compensate the thousands of people who put their money into funeral insurer Youpla. But finding out exactly who they are won't be easy.
Indigenous advocates return to Canberra to ask for compensation over Youpla mess
Government to cap wholesale gas prices as part of market intervention to lower power prices
News article by the ABC
Anthony Albanese and his cabinet are set to endorse a multi-pronged strategy to curb sky-high power prices, as pressure mounts on the government to urgently intervene in the market. 
Government to cap wholesale gas prices as part of market intervention to lower power prices
JobSeeker and a number of other income support payments will be reviewed annually. (ABC News: Curtis Rodda)
Why is JobSeeker going to be reviewed? Will it go up?
News article by the ABC
Starting next year, the income support payments that millions of Australians rely on will be scrutinised by an expert committee, but the government is making it clear that while it will listen to its advice, it won't necessarily follow it.
Why is JobSeeker going to be reviewed? Will it go up?
Major lenders were quick to pass on the rate rise to mortgage holders, but the response for savers differs from bank to bank.  (ABC News: Alistair Kroie)
Did the royal commission fix banking or are banks back to behaving badly?
News article by the ABC
It's five years after the banking royal commission was announced. Did consumers get what they needed from it?
Did the royal commission fix banking or are banks back to behaving badly?
Food producers are warning of further price hikes for Australian families. (ABC News: Herlyn Kaur)
Higher grocery prices forecast as industry alliance calls for Australian food security plan
News article by the ABC
Grocery prices in Australia could jump another 8 per cent by this time next year, according to an alliance of food producers and distributors.   
Higher grocery prices forecast as industry alliance calls for Australian food security plan
The Carter family's day-to-day life is like any other's, except they've lived in this tent for over a year. (ABC News: Jon Daly)
Over 640,000 Australian households in housing stress, analysis using census data shows
News article by the ABC
Single mother-of-three Lisa Carter has been priced out of the rental market and has set up camp in a Perth caravan park. She's among the many Australian households in housing stress, with the figure forecast to approach one million by 2041.
Over 640,000 Australian households in housing stress, analysis using census data shows
Buy now pay later platforms could be regulated like credit card providers.  (ABC News: John Gunn)
‘Inappropriate lending’: Buy now pay later industry could face new regulations to stop financial abuse
News article by the ABC
An estimated 7 million 'buy now pay later' users could soon see new laws introduced that aims to better protect them against financial abuse. A Treasury paper being released today suggests "unaffordable or inappropriate lending practices are contributing to financial stress and hardship".
‘Inappropriate lending’: Buy now pay later industry could face new regulations to stop financial abuse
Most banks have already raised their home loan rates by 0.25 per cent, but increases to savings rates have been less uniform.  (ABC News: Alistair Kroie/John Gunn)
Which banks have passed on the November RBA rate rise to mortgage borrowers? What’s in it for savers?
News article by the ABC
The big four banks have all passed on the Reserve Bank's interest rate rise in full to mortgage customers, but it's a different story for those with savings accounts.
Which banks have passed on the November RBA rate rise to mortgage borrowers? What’s in it for savers?
The latest look at businesses around the nation shows corporate profit leapt 28 per cent last year. (ABC News: Patrick Rocca)
The profit crisis is the inflation-driving pressure we don’t talk about
News article by the ABC
Soaring corporate profits are being blamed for fuelling inflation, as figures show companies in Australia are enjoying sky-rocketing profits despite the pandemic.
The profit crisis is the inflation-driving pressure we don’t talk about
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Legally, household customers can have their power cut over debts of as little as $300. (ABC News: Ben Atherton)

Turmoil widens Australia’s energy divide as costs accelerate fastest for poorer households

News article by the ABC
Australia’s energy crisis is widening the gulf between rich and poor households as costs accelerate much faster for con ...

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Indigenous advocates return to Canberra to ask for compensation over Youpla mess

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Advocates are in Canberra asking the government to compensate the thousands of people who put their money into funeral insurer ...

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The Rental Affordability Index fell in every Australian capital city over the past year. (ABC News: Nick Sas)

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Renting has become less affordable in every Australian capital city in the year to 2022, newly released data shows. See how you ...

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Fraudsters use real ABNs on their sham sites. Here’s what we can learn from tractor scammers about how to spot a fake

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Farmers are being targeted by scammers claiming to be selling second-hand tractors online. The machinery doesn’t exist, b ...

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Government to cap wholesale gas prices as part of market intervention to lower power prices

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Anthony Albanese and his cabinet are set to endorse a multi-pronged strategy to curb sky-high power prices, as pressure mounts ...

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JobSeeker and a number of other income support payments will be reviewed annually. (ABC News: Curtis Rodda)

Why is JobSeeker going to be reviewed? Will it go up?

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Starting next year, the income support payments that millions of Australians rely on will be scrutinised by an expert committe ...

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