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When ‘having it good’ leaves you with nothing: life as a renter on the poverty line | Kristin O'Connell
For those of us who rely on the whim of a landlord for safe shelter, there’s no relief in sight until politicians decide to act

Kristin O'Connell

08, Aug, 2022 @2:37 AM

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Pay to get paid: NDIS workers raise concerns about gig economy platforms
Tech solutions allow workers to find clients directly, but when it comes to guaranteeing employee benefits not all are equal

Paul Karp

06, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australia-EU free trade agreement back on track with Albanese government, ambassador says
Australia’s climate policy, reset with France and tough stance on Ukraine invasion cited as reasons for ‘renewed sense of urgency’

Tory Shepherd

05, Aug, 2022 @1:10 AM

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Queensland real estate body tells landlords how to skirt new no-grounds eviction laws
Renters express shock as property managers told to provide tenants with notice to leave at same time as new leases

Joe Hinchliffe

04, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Workforce Australia provider makes jobseeker complete personality tests assessing ‘zest’ and ‘spirituality’
Emma Rayward says the surveys used by job agency Asuria made her feel ‘uncomfortable’ and took up most of her appointment

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

04, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Penny Wong warns against ‘miscalculation’ as China-Taiwan tensions escalate – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Amy Remeikis

04, Aug, 2022 @9:14 AM

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Three of the big four banks raise variable home loan interest rates by half a point to match RBA rise
Increase puts the banks’ variable interest rates at highest in three years with Westpac and NAB yet to respond to official cash rate hike

Australian Associated Press and Peter Hannam

04, Aug, 2022 @4:09 AM

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Labor slashes Morrison government’s ‘unrealistic’ productivity forecasts
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said Australians would get ‘real talk’ from his government about the country’s positioning

Peter Hannam

03, Aug, 2022 @5:49 AM

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Half of Youpla insurance holders fear they won’t be able to provide culturally appropriate funeral
Survey finds collapse of insurer has left thousands worried about going into debt or even using superannuation to cover costs

Sarah Collard

03, Aug, 2022 @2:04 AM

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TGA extends shelf life of Covid anti-viral stock – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

02, Aug, 2022 @9:16 AM

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‘$15 pint’: biggest tax hike in 30 years paints sobering future for Australia’s beer drinkers
Tax office has raised excise by 4%, leaving Australians with the world’s fourth-highest beer tax behind Norway, Japan and Finland

Caitlin Cassidy

02, Aug, 2022 @1:49 AM

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‘It felt insulting’: welfare recipients sent to body language courses as job agencies profit
Providers in the welfare-to-work system are making lucrative earnings by enrolling clients into their own taxpayer-funded programs

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

31, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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