Cost of living

Coles and Woolworths to face Senate Inquiry

Senate to grill Coles and Woolworths over claims of overcharging

Australia’s supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths, will face questions about whether they’re overcharging during a cost of living crisis.

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Social cohesion at lowest point on record in Australia

Financial stress is making life harder in Australia and driving people further apart, causing the lowest levels of social cohesion on record.

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Wages grew at a record rate in July-September

National wages grew by 1.3% during July to September, according to the ABS. It’s a record growth but doesn’t match inflation.

Interest rates and inflation

How do higher interest rates affect inflation?

The 13th interest rate increase since May 2022 has re-ignited the debate about the use of higher interest rates to fight inflation.

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How’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tackling the cost of living?

In a TDA exclusive, Billi FitzSimons sits down with the Queensland Premier to talk about pressing issues in the state. From the cost of living, to youth crime, the Premiers leadership and the Indigenous Voice referendum, today’s deep dive will catch you up on what you need to know about the state of play in the sunshine state.

young people food insecurity

Young people are facing food insecurity

More than half of young people (aged 18 to 24) are experiencing food insecurity, according to Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank.

why is inflation slowing

Inflation slows for the third straight month

Inflation grew by 4.9% in the year up to July 2023, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

australia's unemployment rate february 2023

The rate of unemployment in Australia fell in February

Australia’s unemployment rate fell from 3.7% to 3.5% in February, returning to the same level as December 2022.

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