Australia cost of living crisis

Article image
Parents turn to buy now, pay later schemes to meet Australia’s soaring school costs
Financial hardship support has not kept pace with the rising cost of uniforms, books, stationery and computers, peak body says

Jordyn Beazley

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

Article image
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

Article image
Capsule found after ‘needle in a haystack’ search – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Emily Wind and Natasha May (earlier)

01, Feb, 2023 @8:06 AM

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
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

Article image
Charges laid against operators of REDcycle soft plastic recycling scheme – as it happened
Follow live

Elias Visontay (now) and Martin Farrer, Tory Shepherd and Natasha May (earlier)

23, Dec, 2022 @7:41 AM

Article image
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

Article image
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

1 / 8 pages