Negative gearing changes to cost renters $5K

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The Shadow Treasurer discussed the government's response to the Banking Royal Commission. (AAP Image/Peter Rae) NO ARCHIVING

深圳风采投注 A property market analyst forecasts rental prices will rise and the property market will fall further if Bill Shorten wins the upcoming federal election.

Bad news hidden in good job figures

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Unemployment is at an eight-year low but there’s more to this figure than meets the eye. Hidden is some very bad news for Aussies.

Unemployment hits eight-year low

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Australia’s unemployment rate has hit an eight-year low, but another feature of the ABS jobs data may be more of an interest rate indicator.

Risks ‘heightened’ but don’t panic: RBA

The RBA will release the new $20 note into circulation in October 2019. Picture: Supplied

The RBA says economic risks from household debt and the housing market slowdown have increased over the past five months, but not enough to set alarm bells ringing.

$133 billion house price wipe-out

REAL ESTATE: This three-bedroom house at 3 Seabrook St, Kedron, is for sale.

ABS figures show the property market’s fall is worsening with the market losing $133 billion of value in just three months.

Australia ‘first domino’ in next GFC

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A collapse in the housing market could spill into the banking sector and send “shockwaves” through the global economy, experts have warned.

Labor’s plan to fix stagnating wages

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Labor won’t say how much it thinks minimum wages should increase by, but has revealed what needs to happen to fix stagnating salaries.

One million Aussies working two jobs

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New figures reveal that one million Australians are working two jobs to cope with rising livings costs and stagnant wages.

Dire warning of Australia in ‘crisis mode’

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Australia’s property market has now gone into a “free fall” — and it may never return to its former glory, an expert has warned.

Last economic domino poised to fall

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For months, there has been one shining light in the gloom and doom of the Australian economy — but that light could soon be extinguished.

Minister’s astonishing 16-second backflip


It might have been the fastest backflip in political history. Newly promoted minister Linda Reynolds took just 16 seconds to contradict herself.

‘Don’t blame banks’ for house price falls

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The head of Westpac says house price falls and the recent economic slowdown are not due to the banks restricting lending in the wake of the royal commission.

‘Brace yourself’: Per-capita recession hits

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Brace yourselves Australia — everyday things are about to cost more, and your chance of a pay rise has gone up in smoke.

250,000 Aussie workers to walk off job


Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to walk off the job at once on a deeply awkward day for the Prime Minister.

Australia falls into per-capita recession

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Australia has entered a “per-capita” recession for the first time in 13 years. The government is telling you not to panic, but the news isn’t great.

‘Big boom’ behind house price crash

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The real cause of Australia’s falling property values has been revealed — and it all comes down to one crucial, 10-year delay.

Don’t hold your breath for a pay rise

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Bad news — the rut your pay packet has been stuck in will be there for a while, with new economic data released today showing wages remain flat.

Explosive email rocks housing debate

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The fight over the future of Australia’s property market has been rocked by an email revealing what the Treasury department really thinks.

How many Aussies worked at Macca’s

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A huge amount of Aussies have worked at Macca’s since it first opened in the 70s, with over a million of them under 25.

ScoMo’s brutal $200 billion sledge

Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the Australian Financial Review Business Summit in Sydney, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a stinging slapdown of Bill Shorten — and stirred up fears we could be heading for a recession.

PM stokes fears of Labor ‘recession’

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Scott Morrison has again warned of the financial consequences of Australians electing a Labor government saying ‘history will show’.

Australian bubble is about to burst

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The global economy is “troubled” — and in Australia, every indicator of a looming crisis is “blinking red”, a CEO has warned.

Australia finally signs crucial trade deal


A trade deal between Indonesia and Australia has finally been signed after a months-long delay. But it still faces one last hurdle.

‘Largest house price fall we’ve ever seen’

REAL ESTATE: This house at 203 Cornwall St, Greenslopes, is for sale in the proposed catchment for the new Inner City South State Secondary College.

Melbourne house prices have recorded the “largest annual fall we’ve ever seen”, while the decline in Sydney is the worst since 1983.

China ban that set Aussie dollar tumbling

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A ban on Australia’s biggest export by China made the Aussie dollar tumble in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the two nations.

House prices ‘could fall by half’

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House prices could fall by more than 40 per cent in the “worst crash since the 1890s depression”, a new report warns. We’re now in stage two of the “bloodbath”.

Big losers in Coles’ $1bn gamble

Signage at a Coles supermarket in Sydney, Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Australia's second-biggest grocery chain, Coles Group Ltd, posted a sharper-than-expected fall in half-year earnings on Tuesday and said costs were rising faster than sales, sending its shares lower. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

The supermarket giant has made a bold choice, betting big on robots in order to cut costs and increase profits. But will it pay off?

Wayne Swan ‘proud of debt and deficit’


Labor’s record spending while in power has been used as an attack for years. Wayne Swan, responsible for the debt, says he’s proud of it.

Why millennials won’t vote for ScoMo

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Young people aren’t happy with the Morrison government and there’s one key issue that could be deciding their vote.

All the ways young people lose money

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There are certain Australians who enjoy lucrative tax breaks while others miss out. And experts say it’s unfair.

Australia’s $1.8 trillion ticking time bomb

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Australians have a trillion dollar problem they are trying to break. But like any habit, it isn’t easy.

How to help farmers in Queensland

Houses inundated with flood waters are seen in Townsville, North Queensland, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Forecasters say the end is in sight for Townsville's flood disaster, with a possible easing of torrential rain by the weekend. (AAP Image/Dave Acree) NO ARCHIVING

Australians are being urged to dig deep and join the Queensland floods recovery effort. Here’s a list of the charities leading the campaign and how to do your bit.

‘Everything is dead, everything’

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When rain started falling in Queensland’s west, drought-stricken farmers cried happy tears — but that emotion quickly turned to heartbreak.

RBA signals change in rates plan

Deputy Reserve bank of Australia governor Dr. Phillip Lowe addresses an ADC Future's summit at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne.

The economy might be weaker than expected, which could lead to a dramatic change of plan for the official cash rate.

Simple way to keep banks honest

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One of Australia’s most respected regulators says there is a simple way to endure the banks don’t forget the horrors they’ve inflicted on Aussies.

‘My fear remains’: NAB bosses lashed


His fiery appearance during hearings was among the most memorable moments of the royal commission, now Ken Henry has been singled out in the final report.

Bombshell report slams big banks

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The long-awaited final report of the banking royal commission has recommended sweeping changes to address the root causes of poor behaviour in the industry.

House price collapse ‘fastest ever’

REAL ESTATE: This house at 1/183 Middle St, Cleveland, is for sale.

Experts have been left stunned after Aussie house prices plunged at “the fastest rate of decline ever seen”. And there’s more pain to come.

MP’s error in trainwreck interview

Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert on Sky. Picture: Sky News

A Coalition MP went on TV to try and explain the PM’s plan to create 1.25 million new jobs. But it didn’t end well.

All the stuff you should worry about

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Privacy, national security, a shambolic political landscape and Donald Trump. Here’s a look at the things that will keep us awake at night this year.

Australia days from running out of fuel

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Australia’s dangerously low fuel stockpiles could leave us exposed and without any reserves after just 22 days.

‘Disastrous’ fallout of bank crackdown

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Our dodgy banks were dragged over the coals at the royal commission — but it could spell “economic disaster” for our country.

Calls for new Australian mega-state

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It might sound crazy at first, but there’s growing support to merge South Australia and the Northern Territory into one mega-state.

Four big worrying signs for Australia

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These are the four scary factors that will decide whether Australians will be merry or miserable this time next year.

Everything that changes from today

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The New Year is here, and with it another raft of changes to fees, taxes, rules and laws. Here’s what you need to know.

Major hint you’ll get cash back

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Tax cuts for Australians are looking increasingly likely after the Morrison Government released its latest economic outlook.

Scott Morrison’s secret $10.8 billion

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The government has revealed a remarkable surge in the budget’s bottom line — but a mysterious $10.8 billion is getting all the attention.

Shock figures bust housing crisis myth

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Yesterday, we were warned of an imminent market collapse and economic crisis. But figures out today paint a different picture.

Sneaky way you’re being ripped off

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Blood pressure-raising new research has shown how retailers are ripping us off at record levels at the worst possible time of the year.

Treasurer savagely trolls Aussie city

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In a brutal smackdown to South Australia, the NSW treasurer told reporters that “nobody wants to live in Adelaide” while talking up his own state.

Prepare for ‘severe housing collapse’

REAL ESTATE: This house at 136 Stoneleigh St, Lutwyche, is for sale.

Australia is warned to prepare “contingency plans for a severe collapse in the housing market” that could lead to a “crisis situation” in our banks.

‘Emergency’: Number shocks economists

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Growth had been looking good recently. Economists were optimistic. But when the ABS put out the official figures they were shocked.

‘How house prices could fall 50pc’

PASSED IN: 12 Walter Street, Willoughby failed to sell at its auction last week and remains up for sale. NSW real estate.

House prices collapse, Australia plunges into recession and a $300b bailout is needed to save the banks. Here’s how it could happen.

Lesson for Australia from Paris riots

TOPSHOT - A man throws a stone next to the broken windows of the Musee de l'Orangerie (L) and a burning vehicle (R), on the Tuileries Garden, during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs, in Paris on December 1, 2018. - Police and anti-government protesters clashed near the Champs-Elysees and in other parts of central Paris on December 1 with demonstrators hurling rocks and paint at riot police who responded with tear gas. The clashes came as thousands took part in a third weekend of "yellow vest" protests which have morphed from anger over fuel taxes into a broader anti-government movement. (Photo by - / AFP)

Violent protests have rocked the French capital, sparking worldwide alarm. The source of the unrest is something Aussies are furious about too.

Hellish truth about Aussie traffic

The Here Technology mobility index top 10 least congested cities does not include Sydney or Melbourne. They are well down the list. Nine of the top 10 are in Europe.Source:Supplied

We spend hours every week stuck in never-ending traffic. Now a graph has shown how bad it really is in Australia.

Strongest sign fast trains could happen

High speed rail. Picture: NSW Government

Journey times could be slashed by up to 75 per cent as the NSW Government unveils a high-speed rail network. Here’s where it will go.

‘Worst house price fall on record’

Sydney home advertised at the biggest discounts. NSW real estate.

It’s the worst possible news for homeowners. New data shows a dramatic plunge in house prices amid warnings of a $200,000 wipe-out.

How your pay compares to other Aussies

Australian One Hundred Dollar Bills

If you have wondered how your pay compares to other Australians, some key figures have been released showing what we all earn.

The train fare hack costing millions

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A loophole on travel smartcards has seen commuters get away with $8m in free fares. But the train crush is getting worse.

Report which will fill Melbourne with rage

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Sydneysiders will be gloating as a global study has revealed an embarrassing gulf in influence between the Harbour City and Melbourne.

First to cop it in housing crash

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As property prices continue to nosedive, commentators are getting worried about who will pay the most in the event of a housing crash.

Thing first homebuyers still need

The last house on the street for sale

House prices have tumbled and investors have fled, but young Aussies hoping to buy for the first time still require this one big thing.

‘Missing’ $4.4b gold conspiracy

Swiss Gold Bars Inside Solar Capital Gold Zrt. As Gold Climbs To One-Year High

Australia owns 80 tonnes of gold worth $4.4 billion but it’s not even in the country — and the internet is rife with conspiracy theories.

One place copping people explosion

Aerial view of Liverpool in western Sydney, 19/07/2002. Picture: Jeff Darmanin

One Aussie area has overtaken the populations of nine countries combined, but drastic new plans to slash migration could make things worse.

‘Nuclear bomb’: Housing crash warning

11/10/2006 NEWS: New-style 'McMansion' homes squeezed in together on small blocks of land at new estate on Venezia Street, Preston in Sydney. Pic. Marzolla Dean

Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond has described planned changes to negative gearing as a “nuclear bomb” that could tip the country into recession.

Horror graph shows Australia is screwed

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If you wonder why you’re struggling to afford to buy your own home, this graph goes a long way towards explaining it.

Doomsday housing collapse warning

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House prices could fall more than 30 per cent as the country plunges into a “deep recession” in a doomsday scenario outlined by property experts.

Dangerous house price warning

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Experts have issued a dire warning about the future of the Australian economy and house prices. And one thing could push us over a cliff.

Chilling warning about your super

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Australians aren’t saving enough money and will inevitably run out, one of our former prime ministers has warned.

Negative gearing ‘scare campaign’

A real estate advertsing board with a Sold sign is seen in Canberra, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

NEW analysis has revealed where the 1.3 million Australians use the tax break live — but it’s been dismissed as a “scare campaign”.

Parents: Do ‘story time’ or lose welfare

Young woman reading children's stories to her little 2 years old son.

THEY’RE already feeling the pinch but now parents have to participate in activities to get their Centrelink benefits.

Worrying sign for Aussie economy

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ONE troubling statistic shows Australia’s economy is failing to hum like it should. Here’s why it’s bad news for your wallet.

Figure behind crazy fuel price hikes

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PAIN at the petrol pump is well and truly hurting Australian households — and this figure paints a picture of how crazy things have gotten.

House prices fall off a cliff

A new home is seen under construction in the western suburbs in Sydney, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The number of home loan approvals for owner occupiers increased 1.1 per cent in May, ahead of market expectations of a 2.0 per cent fall. The value of total housing finance was up 0.5 per cent at $31.906 billion for the month, seasonally adjusted data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito) NO ARCHIVING

SYDNEY house prices are plummeting at their fastest rate since 1990, with Aussies facing a collective wealth wipe-out of $700 billion.

‘Too low’: Dole debate reignites

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IT’S been called a “national embarrassment”. Hundreds of thousands of Australians are living on a tiny amount every week. That might be about to change.

Australians face $700b wealth wipe-out

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A CONCERNING new report has revealed Aussies face a $700 billion cut to their wealth. And it’s coming sooner than you think.

Radical plan to stop the city crush

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WE DON’T need new roads in our cities, we need to do better with what we already have. And one capital is doing particularly badly.

The Australian suburbs being ‘left behind’

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THE suburb you live in could be putting you at a severe disadvantage — and costing you money every year.

Aussie weed would be worth billions

A woman smokes a marijuana cigarette during a legalization party at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Ontario, October 17, 2018. - Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. Scores of customers braved the cold for hours outside Tweed, a pot boutique in St John's, Newfoundland that opened briefly at midnight, to buy their first grams of legal cannabis.In total, Statistics Canada says 5.4 million Canadians will buy cannabis from legal dispensaries in 2018 -- about 15 percent of the population. Around 4.9 million already smoke. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP)

ON THE back of Canada completely legalising cannabis use, startling new data shows Australia could rake in billions a year if it followed suit.

PM’s $5b plan to fight future droughts

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a visit to Mulloon Creek Natural Farm near Bungendore, Thursday, October 25, 2018. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has pledged $5 billion will be spent to help farmers prepare for and fight the impact of future droughts.

Aussie CEO’s eyewatering salary

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THIS Aussie CEO is on $4.5 million. But workers are getting poorer every day. Is there any justification for the huge pay packets?

‘True kryptonite’: House prices fall $1k a week

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IT has now been confirmed that house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are falling by $1000 a week as “gravity catches up with stupidity”.

‘Perfect storm’ hits house prices

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HOUSE prices could fall by 20 per cent as a “perfect storm” of factors combine to create a negative feedback loop.

Suburb that’s ‘destroying Australia’

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A LEADING Australian has ripped into a plan to change the face of Sydney, saying emulating plans for one suburb would ruin the nation.

Breakneck growth in ‘one servo’ town

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PEOPLE are flocking to this Aussie suburb undergoing an absurd housing boom. But for $500,000 you get a home and very little else.

Ghetto towns: Problem with PM’s plan

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AUSTRALIA runs the risk of creating countless “ghetto towns” if Scott Morrison’s plan to force migrants to live in rural and regional areas goes ahead.

Here is Australia’s $10b China blind spot

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AUSTRALIA is relying on Chinese students paying huge amounts of money to study in Australia and our economy is at risk.

Worrying sign for housing market

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THE outlook for Australia’s housing market could be even weaker than first thought after owner-occupier mortgages plummeted.

China’s huge $40b Aussie splurge

Chinese Naval ships docked at Garden Island in Sydney. With the Australian and Chinese flags flying.

A GROUNDBREAKING report reveals exactly how much money Chinese investors are pumping into Australia, and where it’s all going.

Migrants to be ‘banned from cities’

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THE Morrison government has proposed a radical new plan for migrants in the wake of our growing population crisis.

NSW unleashes on other states

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THE blow-up over the GST has escalated today, with Australia’s richest state taking an extraordinary swipe at its neighbours.

Most hated tax to be scrapped

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ONE of Australia’s most hated taxes will finally be scrapped in a move that will lower the price of some common products.

Shocking reality of petrol spike

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MANY Aussies are feeling the pinch at the bowser, but when prices hit $2 a litre, the whole economy will feel it.

Sydney commuters’ big mistake


THE shutdown of one of Australia’s busiest train lines led to a morning of commuter hell, but passengers’ own mistakes made things worse.

Australia’s three massive petrol ‘rip-offs’

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AUSTRALIANS are “getting ripped off big time” when we buy our petrol, and there are three big reasons why. This is what can be done to fix them.

House prices down 6.2 per cent

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THE housing downturn is celebrating its first birthday, as experts warn the “risks appear to be mounting”.

$9 billion change to the GST

Australian banknotes spread out in panorama format.

THE Australian Government is promising a $9 billion change to the GST, which will have a radical effect on one state in particular.

Six months until worrying crash

A general view of housing construction at Marsden Park, north west of Sydney, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING

A HUGE problem is looming for the Australian economy. And it could have a big effect on house prices and jobs.

‘Misery’ as busy train line shuts for months


ONE of the most expensive and most modern rail lines in Australia is to shut less than a decade after it opened in a move that could lead to “seven months of misery”.

The Aussie dream officially over

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WE’VE been sold a tale of rising living standards. And in most areas that’s true. Except there is one place where it’s the opposite.

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