Money

Fri 19 Jun 2020

JobSeeker payment finally set to increase

JobSeeker payment finally set to increase

The federal government is set to finally increase the dole’s $40-a-day base rate as the coronavirus throws hundreds of thousands more people out of work.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Bank bloodbath as ASX plunges

Bank bloodbath as ASX plunges

Any hope of a quick recovery from the economic shock of the pandemic is dissipating as local stocks continue the sharp falls.

Thu 11 Jun 2020

‘I get $433 just to drive my kids to school’

‘I get $433 just to drive my kids to school’

An Aussie mum has revealed she earns “free money” from a little-known government-funded scheme that pays parents to take kids to school.

ATO reveals huge tax time changes

ATO reveals huge tax time changes

The coronavirus crisis has changed everyday life for most Australians in recent months – and it’s about to change tax time too.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Why you should cancel your credit card

Why you should cancel your credit card

Shocking new research has revealed Australia’s banks have “effectively stolen” billions of dollars from customers over the past decade.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

RBA keeps interest rates on hold

RBA keeps interest rates on hold

Aussies have been told to expect low rates for some time, and the Reserve Bank is sticking to its guns by leaving the cash rate at a record low.

Major issue with ScoMo’s handout

Major issue with ScoMo’s handout

The new stimulus package is supposed to support the housing market but a leading economist says it will have a negative impact.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

What homebuyers grant means for you

What homebuyers grant means for you

New home construction and big renovation projects could soon score government cash grants – and here’s how you could benefit.

Grim warning as super scams skyrocket

Grim warning as super scams skyrocket

Australians have been urged to check their superannuation balances with $700,000 lost to “sophisticated” coronavirus scams.

Sun 31 May 2020

Bill for Robodebt bungle likely to blow out beyond $720M

Bill for Robodebt bungle likely to blow out beyond $720M

The enormous bill for a failed and “legally insufficient” government program is likely to blow out to much more than the $720 million announced.

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