Oliver Holmgren has only had one power outage since he installed his off-grid system in 2017. (ABC Central Victoria: Shannon Schubert)
Going off-grid becomes ‘more mainstream’ amid concerns about reliability of electricity on east coast
News article by the ABC
More and more Australians choose to live off-grid, but one electrical engineer warns it is expensive and "not for wimps".
Going off-grid becomes ‘more mainstream’ amid concerns about reliability of electricity on east coast
Mel Sass has been working at Beacon Laundry for 3 months. (Supplied: Beacon Laundry)
Social enterprise Beacon Laundry provides ray of hope for Northern Rivers’ flood-ravaged community
News article by the ABC
A social enterprise in Bangalow, in the Byron hinterland of northern NSW, is creating jobs for people struggling after losing everything to flooding or shut out from mainstream employment.
Social enterprise Beacon Laundry provides ray of hope for Northern Rivers’ flood-ravaged community
Treasurer Jim Chalmers has unveiled an overhaul of Australia's merger and takeover laws giving the ACCC more powers. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty)
Australia has a high and rising level of market dominance by big firms and it’s been costing us all
News article by the ABC
Australia may be a competitive nation on the sporting field, but our corporate giants have a habit of taking out smaller rivals before they can challenge their supremacy. New laws are aiming to make that a little bit harder to do.
Australia has a high and rising level of market dominance by big firms and it’s been costing us all
Sales have been plateauing at Kirsta Hawkins's consignment store in Melbourne in the past year. (ABC News: Emilia Terzon)
Retail insolvencies rise as cost-of-living pressures slash consumer spending
News article by the ABC
The rate of retail businesses shutting up shop for good more than doubles in two years as consumers battle a higher cost of living. The sector's lobby group is urging the federal government to provide retailers with support when it hands down its budget next month.
Retail insolvencies rise as cost-of-living pressures slash consumer spending
The sun is rising on Australia's renewable energy transition. Most people are broadly supportive. (ABC News: Michael Franchi)
CSIRO survey finds most Australians want moderately paced energy transition and are unwilling to pay more
News article by the ABC
In what it says is the biggest poll of Australians' attitudes towards the renewable energy transition, the CSIRO finds almost half of those surveyed feel the shift should be moderately paced, and most are unwilling to accept higher bills to pay for it.
CSIRO survey finds most Australians want moderately paced energy transition and are unwilling to pay more
The retirement age in Australia has been steadily increasing over the past 20 years.  (ABC News: Claire Moodie)
Australians are retiring at their oldest since the 70s as COVID pushed more over 55-year-olds back into the workforce
News article by the ABC
New analysis from KPMG shows how COVID has pushed more people over 55 back into the workforce, with the retirement age steadily increasing over the past 20 years. 
Australians are retiring at their oldest since the 70s as COVID pushed more over 55-year-olds back into the workforce
Eighteen-year-old Isaiah Ryder used to be able to rely on his Mum to drive him around Broome, but now
Petrol pump pain to continue as war and economic growth drive price of oil up
News article by the ABC
Conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine, improved economic conditions in the US and China and cuts to production have combined to drive the price of crude oil up. Converted to petrol and diesel, it's shipped to Australia, and the cost of it is only going one way: up.
Petrol pump pain to continue as war and economic growth drive price of oil up
Regardless of whether it's buying or renting, housing affordability has become a red-hot political issue. (ABC News: Daniel Irvine)
Has the great Australian dream of affordable home ownership turned to a nightmare?
News article by the ABC
The issue of housing affordability in Australia was once confined almost entirely to home ownership, but has now boiled over into the rental market. Is it even possible to unwind a property bubble that's been two decades in the making?
Has the great Australian dream of affordable home ownership turned to a nightmare?
Angela Hyde's power bills doubled after her retailer changed the way it charged her. (ABC News: Tony Hill)
Energy companies under fire over move to ‘punishing’ time-of-use tariffs
News article by the ABC
Economists love them. Regulators say they make the grid more efficient. But many Australians are finding out time-of-use tariffs mean sharply higher power prices.
Energy companies under fire over move to ‘punishing’ time-of-use tariffs
After decades of hard work, Peter and Michelle Correy planned to sensibly invest their savings to fund a quiet beach retirement. (ABC News: Brendan Esposito)
Criminals used an Australian company to launder $450,000, but no charges were laid
News article by the ABC
Peter Correy was tricked into sending $450,000 to an Australian oil company. A financial crime expert warns criminals are exploiting weaknesses in Australia's regulatory system to get away with laundering.
Criminals used an Australian company to launder $450,000, but no charges were laid
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Oliver Holmgren has only had one power outage since he installed his off-grid system in 2017. (ABC Central Victoria: Shannon Schubert)

Going off-grid becomes ‘more mainstream’ amid concerns about reliability of electricity on east coast

News article by the ABC
More and more Australians choose to live off-grid, but one electrical engineer warns it is expensive and "not for wimps&qu ...

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Mel Sass has been working at Beacon Laundry for 3 months. (Supplied: Beacon Laundry)

Social enterprise Beacon Laundry provides ray of hope for Northern Rivers’ flood-ravaged community

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A social enterprise in Bangalow, in the Byron hinterland of northern NSW, is creating jobs for people struggling after losing e ...

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Treasurer Jim Chalmers has unveiled an overhaul of Australia's merger and takeover laws giving the ACCC more powers. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty)

Australia has a high and rising level of market dominance by big firms and it’s been costing us all

News article by the ABC
Australia may be a competitive nation on the sporting field, but our corporate giants have a habit of taking out smaller rivals ...

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Sales have been plateauing at Kirsta Hawkins's consignment store in Melbourne in the past year. (ABC News: Emilia Terzon)

Retail insolvencies rise as cost-of-living pressures slash consumer spending

News article by the ABC
The rate of retail businesses shutting up shop for good more than doubles in two years as consumers battle a higher cost of liv ...

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The sun is rising on Australia's renewable energy transition. Most people are broadly supportive. (ABC News: Michael Franchi)

CSIRO survey finds most Australians want moderately paced energy transition and are unwilling to pay more

News article by the ABC
In what it says is the biggest poll of Australians’ attitudes towards the renewable energy transition, the CSIRO finds al ...

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The retirement age in Australia has been steadily increasing over the past 20 years.  (ABC News: Claire Moodie)

Australians are retiring at their oldest since the 70s as COVID pushed more over 55-year-olds back into the workforce

News article by the ABC
New analysis from KPMG shows how COVID has pushed more people over 55 back into the workforce, with the retirement age steadily ...

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