Cost of living crisis

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French MPs poised to approve €20bn inflation relief package
Cost of living measures include pension rises, a cap on rent increases and a civil service pay rise

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

04, Aug, 2022 @12:43 PM

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Environmental and Covid challenges threaten Australia’s productivity rate after slowest growth in 60 years
Country generates seven times more output than in 1900, review finds, but remains ‘highly exposed’ to threats of climate change

Peter Hannam

02, Aug, 2022 @8:24 PM

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Sole parents like myself are facing homelessness. It’s time our PM realised this is not the Australia he grew up in | Anonymous
Anthony Albanese may speak proudly of being raised by a single mum in public housing, but life has become a lot harsher for those with less


01, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Despite Australia’s soaring inflation rate, some economists say the peak may be ‘coming into view’
Analysis: Inflation optimists look to falling global supply chain pressures but spiking energy prices suggest we haven’t reached a plateau yet

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

27, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Cost of living 2022: see how inflation has changed prices in Australia in the June quarter – interactive
Use this data explorer to see which goods and services are getting cheaper or more expensive in different Australian cities

Nick Evershed and Lara Sonnenschein

27, Jul, 2022 @6:50 AM

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Australia’s inflation rate reaches 6.1% – the fastest annual increase in 21 years
Australians are paying more for food and fuel, according to data released on Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Peter Hannam

27, Jul, 2022 @2:01 AM

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IMF outlook for world economy could herald dark clouds for Australia
Analysis: Treasurer Jim Chalmers will no doubt reveal inherited budget bungles but he won’t need to look far for new tales of economic woe

Peter Hannam

26, Jul, 2022 @10:07 PM

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‘A problem for all states’: Victoria bans embedded power networks in new unit blocks
At least half a million Australians served by private electricity networks that prevent them seeking better deal

Adeshola Ore and Australian Associated Press

26, Jul, 2022 @2:49 AM

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Germany faces calls to extend €9-a-month public transport ticket
Pass to help ease cost of living crisis has been hailed as a success but is due to expire at the end of August

Kate Connolly in Berlin

18, Jul, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Jim Chalmers warns of ‘confronting’ inflation and wages forecast in July economic update
Treasurer says rising interest rates will affect economic growth but Labor has plans to provide cost-of-living support

Paul Karp

18, Jul, 2022 @4:36 AM

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New Zealand inflation hits 7.3%, the highest rate since 1990
Pain for households as consumers price index for June quarter exceeds forecasts and more interest rate rises loom

Eva Corlett in Wellington

18, Jul, 2022 @1:48 AM

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I’m a single mum – soaring rents and cost of living drove me to ask for help with caring for my family
Our rent eats away a large amount of our weekly income, and with my son in hospital so often, we are struggling to survive. I can no longer do it on my own

Bo-Anne Kolkman

17, Jul, 2022 @1:00 AM

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