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The expert's crucial tip in the face of rising inflation

The expert’s crucial tip in the face of rising inflation

Inflation is through the roof, interest rates are rising and many families are struggling to keep up with their mounting bills. Finding ways to reduce financial stress can be overwhelming. The numbers themselves are elusive for many people — but they know they need to tighten their belts. The Reserve Bank of Australia raised its …

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Young couple who 'didn't really look' buy East Brunswick patio worth $1.5 million at auction

Young couple who ‘didn’t really look’ buy East Brunswick patio worth $1.5 million at auction

Rate hikes should “definitely be considered,” he said. “But I think we’re in a good position with leasing at this point. From our point of view, we can pass this on to the rental market.” Ray White’s Stefan Stella said some buyers are now concerned about the prospects for the housing market, others see it …

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Both households and the government are cutting spending. That will hurt economic growth, the RBA warns

The Reserve Bank has lowered its forecast for economic growth as interest rates rise, house prices fall and a slowing global economy weighs on Australia’s prospects. Core items: The Reserve Bank forecasts slower economic growth as rising and falling house prices weigh on consumer spending Still, she expects unemployment to fall to a low of …

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Why buying a cheap used electric car from Japan can be expensive

Why buying a cheap used electric car from Japan can be expensive

Nissan Australia has warned that if something goes wrong with a privately imported Leaf electric car, it may not have the right parts or service support. 0 outlook 6 images An aging battery or service issues on a used Nissan Leaf privately imported to Australia could become a money pit rather than an affordable first …

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A black and white photo of Townsville's cityscape in the mid 70s. A round building, with what looks to be a spout, towers over.

This iconic building has been compared to the Sydney Opera House and its facade gets a shake

It has been described as one of Australia’s most recognizable buildings after the Sydney Opera House, but this icon is set to get a facelift. The Sugar Shaker Hotel in Townsville has defined the city skyline for more than 46 years with its original brown sandstone color. But now the building’s exterior is about to …

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Here's what Australian property prices look like in every capital city as interest rates rise

Here’s what Australian property prices look like in every capital city as interest rates rise

Australia’s average home value has fallen 2 percent to $747,800 since early May – a figure that includes houses and apartments, the latest housing data shows. CoreLogic Research Director Tim Lawless says housing market conditions in Australia are likely to deteriorate as interest rates ticked higher later in the year. Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of …

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Woolworths confirms major trading hours changes for stores across Australia

Woolworths confirms major trading hours changes for stores across Australia

Woolworths has announced major changes to its national trading hours and the way it operates its deli, seafood and meat departments. The supermarket giant has confirmed to 7NEWS.com.au that it is adjusting store opening and closing times to make them more consistent across Australia. Learn more about the key changes at Woolworths in the video …

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