Australian economy

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‘Acting in good faith’: Farmers who underestimated income to have welfare debts waived
Analysts say government treatment of farmers differs from debt recovery for those on other social security payments

Luke Henriques-Gomes

17, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Pauline Hanson gets own birthday wrong in bizarre superannuation debate
The One Nation leader was accused of giving herself a ‘birthday present’ as she argued for an amendment to superannuation legislation

Paul Karp

17, Jun, 2021 @6:04 AM

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RBA could move on household debt but not its job to target house prices, governor says
Philip Lowe says it’s important lending standards remain sound amid low interest rates

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

17, Jun, 2021 @3:22 AM

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House of cards: Australia’s main response to the Covid recession was to keep home prices booming | Greg Jericho
Ever since the Reserve Bank began its run of cutting rates at the end of 2011, the boom in prices has been about houses, not apartments

Greg Jericho

16, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s minimum wage rises 2.5% but increase delayed for pandemic-hit industries
Low-paid workers will earn an additional $18.80 per week after a decision by the Fair Work Commission

Sarah Martin

16, Jun, 2021 @8:09 AM

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Scott Morrison is the accidental architect of a carbon tax – whether he likes it or not | Richard Denniss
While Australia sticks to accounting tricks, calls by other countries are growing to impose a carbon price on our exports

Richard Denniss

16, Jun, 2021 @1:31 AM

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Australian producers to gradually gain tariff-free access to British markets under free trade deal
In-principle deal also paves the way for more Australians to live in the UK with the age limit for three-year working visas increased to 35

Katharine Murphy Political editor

15, Jun, 2021 @11:11 AM

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Australians don’t talk much about the working poor – but the pandemic recession might make us | Greg Jericho
A record 828,200 people need more than one job to make ends meet, and it’s those secondary jobs that have powered the ‘recovery’

Greg Jericho

12, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia needs more social housing. That’s it | Paul Dutton for IndigenousX
Our society is heading for a collapse unless we protect the most vulnerable instead of holding them to a higher standard than the rest of us

Paul Dutton for IndigenousX

11, Jun, 2021 @5:45 AM

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You can’t hide from the numbers: Australian women earn less than men in any job | Greg Jericho
Industries that employ a higher proportion of women have a lower median income

Greg Jericho

09, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australian government prepared to walk away from UK free trade deal over agricultural access
Trade minister Dan Tehan hopes to reach an agreement in six days but says there are outstanding issues amid a pushback from British farmers

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

09, Jun, 2021 @8:21 AM

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Coalition urged to expand Covid disaster payments after workers barred from program
Eligibility rules for welfare payments suggest many will be left without help

Luke Henriques-Gomes

08, Jun, 2021 @10:49 PM

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