Cost Of Living

The pressure’s of building a home during the cost-of-living increase

With the rentals at an all-time high and the cost-of-living increase, owning and building a home has become an impossible task. The added construction pressures and no guaranteed things will be ready by move in time, is raising question marks for people wanting to build. The Wire’s Renu Tiwary speaks to Manish Malhotra a property …

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Good360: redistributing unsold goods to help those in need

Mountains of unsold consumer goods are heading to landfill amid the cost-of-living crisis. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, household spending is down by 3.3 per cent in the last 12 months. However, much of that spending went towards rent and vehicle sales, where there have been supply backlogs since the pandemic. …

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New research unveils one in five Aussies worry about being able to put food on the table

Inflation, sky-high rent and rising interest rates are affecting everyday Australians with new research from Orange Sky revealing more than a quarter (27%) have had to sacrifice basic living essentials due to the crisis. One in five (20%) Aussies say they are worried about being able to put food on the table.  Homelessness can impact …

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Concern in Karratha as regional housing plummets into dire territory

The housing crisis continues to affect Australians, and in regional areas of the country, the situation is dire as prices surge. In Karratha, WA, the housing shortage is rapidly worsening with an increase in local construction projects. The Wire’s contributor from Ngaarda Media Conrad MacLean, asked Karratha City Mayor Peter Long what is the housing …

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