Debt relief

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Sharp rise in energy debt sees Australian households struggling to keep the lights on
Despite falling prices, average debt for gas and electricity rose 12%, from $897 in 2019–20 to $1,000 in 2020–21

Cait Kelly

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian debt management firm accused of threatening clients with prison for ‘pointless purchases’
Asic is taking federal court action against Debt Negotiators, alleging the company harassed and coerced customers

Ben Butler

17, Nov, 2021 @5:22 AM

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Millions of Americans owe court fees or other ‘carceral debt’. This must end | Astra Taylor
On average, incarcerated people are released owing $13,607 in court fines and fees, not including bail debt. Entire communities suffer as a result

Astra Taylor

06, Nov, 2021 @10:16 AM

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A green lifeline for countries in debt | Letter
Letter: Paul Steele on why we need to embrace a tried-and-tested approach that links debt to climate and nature programmes in the developing world

Letters

19, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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The next global economic emergency? Deepening debt in the developing world
Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide

Larry Elliott

17, Oct, 2021 @9:49 AM

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Covid pandemic has pushed poor countries to record debt levels – World Bank
‘Tragic reversal’ has set back progress, president says, as he calls for a comprehensive plan

Larry Elliott

11, Oct, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Wealthy nations must share more resources or risk crisis for billions, warns UN chief
António Guterres says unequal access to Covid vaccines and affordable loans in developing countries will widen inequality

Phillip Inman

28, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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More than 100 countries face spending cuts as Covid worsens debt crisis, report warns
As pandemic widens inequalities, many developing countries spend more on debt than health, study says

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Not what it was sold to be’: why promised debt relief will affect hardly any Black farmers
Native Americans make up half of farmers eligible for USDA loan forgiveness while only a few thousand Black farmers are. But it’s likely no one will get relief soon

Summer Sewell

20, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Protesters call on banks to ‘drop African debt’ in wake of Covid
World’s poorest nations saddled with ‘imprisoning’ debt, hampering responses to the pandemic, say activists protesting HSBC meeting

Lizzy Davies

28, May, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Bank Job review – a classic ‘print money to cancel debt’ caper
An activist duo start their own bank to blow up Britain’s debt culture (and a Transit van), in this heartwarming documentary filled with community spirit

Cath Clarke

26, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Greensill crash: Australian firm owes $4.9bn, ‘should be liquidated’
Administrators want to look further into transactions worth hundreds of millions and directors’ and management conduct

Ben Butler

16, Apr, 2021 @4:29 AM

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