Australia cost of living crisis

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Renters and families to be hit hardest by new gas price rises, advocates warn
Consumer Policy Research Centre survey reveals 11% of Victorians asked for payment assistance from energy provider

Stephanie Convery Inequality reporter

02, Feb, 2023 @5:26 AM

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Capsule found after ‘needle in a haystack’ search – as it happened
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Emily Wind and Natasha May (earlier)

01, Feb, 2023 @8:06 AM

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Instant noodles and extra jobs: PhD candidates ‘barely scraping by’ on stipends below minimum wage
Students are pleading for reforms amid rising rent and cost of living, as experts warn research could suffer if people are put off higher study

Caitlin Cassidy Higher education reporter

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Inflation-driven higher education debt increases to hit millions of Australians
Even under the most conservative scenario, modelling suggests average Help debt will increase by at least $1700 when indexed on 1 June

Caitlin Cassidy

27, Jan, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Australia’s softening inflation unlikely to spell an end to interest rate hikes
The worst of the current inflationary cycle may be behind us, but the pain is probably not over for many households

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cost-of-living crisis drives vulnerable Australians to buy now, pay later schemes, consumer groups say
With more people taking out loans for daily expenses, advocates urge tighter regulation of BNPL sector

Jordyn Beazley

24, Jan, 2023 @5:12 AM

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Anthony Albanese meets Bill Gates; Sydney beaches closed after shark mauls dolphin – as it happened
Prime minister holds talks with Microsoft founder on climate change, energy and health. This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci and Tory Shepherd (earlier)

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Dangerous flash flooding’ warning for North Queensland regions – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

17, Jan, 2023 @7:43 AM

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The Albanese government has had a solid start. Now comes the hard part
Labor has grown in popularity since its election in May, and ticked off a number of campaign promises. But harder decisions await in 2023

Amy Remeikis

01, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Charges laid against operators of REDcycle soft plastic recycling scheme – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Martin Farrer, Tory Shepherd and Natasha May (earlier)

23, Dec, 2022 @7:41 AM

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Australians reset their priorities in 2022, but in 2023 we must hold our leaders accountable | Lenore Taylor
As it marks the end of its first decade, Guardian Australia will scrutinise climate policies, cost-of-living measures and contribute to the Indigenous voice debate

Lenore Taylor

22, Dec, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Albanese government’s energy bill passes Senate as Dutton warns price caps will be ‘catastrophic’ for economy
Prime minister says opposition’s stance was a vote for high power prices after package capping gas prices and funding consumer rebates is legislated

Katharine Murphy Political editor

15, Dec, 2022 @6:48 AM

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