Global demand for coal is soaring in a blow for emissions targets. (ABC News: Michael Barnett)
An energy crisis is looming and it could cost us all as stagflation prepares to make a comeback
News article by the ABC
The world appears to be staring down an energy crisis that would deliver ammunition to those wishing to slow the pace of climate change reforms and could see the dreaded return of stagflation, writes Ian Verrender.
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Long-term renters pushed out of the housing market by record rent and house prices
News article by the ABC
It's hasn't been this expensive to rent in Australia since 2008. As house prices climbed twice as fast as rent during the pandemic, the dream of owning a home is now beyond reach for many long-term renters.
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Bill shock looms for households as global energy crisis fuels price surge
News article by the ABC
A leading energy provider predicts household energy bills are set for a shock as surging international prices for gas put upward pressure on costs for the fuel in Australia.
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Millions of people are without work in Australia, but only 626,000 are considered officially unemployed. Why is that? (ABC News: Margaret Burin)
Why are millions of unemployed people excluded from our monthly ‘unemployment’ data?
News article by the ABC
Millions of Australians aren't employed, but they're not counted in the official unemployment data. Why is that?
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AMP claimed it had
Family wins case against AMP after life insurance claim denied because of unanswered emails
News article by the ABC
While Carolyn Burns was dying, AMP cancelled her life insurance because she never responded to emails to a work address from five years earlier. Now, her family has won a court case against AMP to claim the payout.
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Two of Australia's biggest banks announce mandatory vaccinations for their employees. (ABC News)
Westpac, CBA make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all staff
News article by the ABC
Westpac and the Commonwealth Bank will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming months.
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JobMaker was a key announcement in the federal budget delivered in October 2020, intended to boost the COVID recession recovery. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty)
JobMaker was meant to support 450,000 jobs. The real figure is just 1 per cent of that
News article by the ABC
One of the key elements touted in the October 2020 federal budget, JobMaker promised $4 billion over two years in taxpayer funds to pay employers to hire workers under the age of 30. But fewer than 5,300 workers have been signed up.
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Vulnerable Australians falling victim to high-pressure solar panel sales tactics, amid calls to ban door-knocking
News article by the ABC
Vulnerable Australians — including pensioners — are being signed up to overpriced solar deals, with some being charged almost double what their system is worth.
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Karratha had a population of 21, 400 residents in 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. (ABC Pilbara: Susan Standen)
Karratha business community calls for government, industry investment to improve liveability
News article by the ABC
Karratha's business chamber is calling for longer-term state and industry investment in Pilbara communities as sales in the minerals and petroleum sector reach a record high. 
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Coffs Harbour cafe owner Michelle Collard will open for takeaway only to avoid confusion. (ABC Coffs Coast: Kate Aubrey)
Vaccination divide too great for businesses fearing backlash over denial of service
News article by the ABC
From today, those who are fully vaccinated have more freedoms than the unvaccinated, leaving businesses to manage public health orders and a vaccination backlash .
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Global demand for coal is soaring in a blow for emissions targets. (ABC News: Michael Barnett)

An energy crisis is looming and it could cost us all as stagflation prepares to make a comeback

News article by the ABC
The world appears to be staring down an energy crisis that would deliver ammunition to those wishing to slow the pace of clima ...

Read More

Long-term renters pushed out of the housing market by record rent and house prices

News article by the ABC
It’s hasn’t been this expensive to rent in Australia since 2008. As house prices climbed twice as fast as rent duri ...

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Bill shock looms for households as global energy crisis fuels price surge

News article by the ABC
A leading energy provider predicts household energy bills are set for a shock as surging international prices for gas put upwar ...

Read More
Millions of people are without work in Australia, but only 626,000 are considered officially unemployed. Why is that? (ABC News: Margaret Burin)

Why are millions of unemployed people excluded from our monthly ‘unemployment’ data?

News article by the ABC
Millions of Australians aren’t employed, but they’re not counted in the official unemployment data. Why is that? ...

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The ACT was plunged into lockdown on August 12. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore)

The COVID-19 lockdown has ended in the ACT — here’s what you can and can’t do

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After more than two months, lockdown has ended in the ACT and restrictions around household visits, restaurant operations and ...

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AMP claimed it had "inferred consent" to move to emailed notices. (ABC News)

Family wins case against AMP after life insurance claim denied because of unanswered emails

News article by the ABC
While Carolyn Burns was dying, AMP cancelled her life insurance because she never responded to emails to a work address from fi ...

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