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SMH | 8/1/2017
The average mortgage burden on home owners aged under 40 doubled between 2002 and 2014 leaving them especially vulnerable to rising interest rates, a leading household survey shows.
The latest instalment of the respected Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, released on Wednesday, demonstrates how high house prices are affecting the lives of young people in Australia's big cities.
SMH | 7/31/2017
A $1 billion concessional loan to the controversial Adani Carmichael mine project in Queensland's Galilee Basin could expose taxpayers to a high risk of losing their money, according to an independent business analysis.
Kelly Hughes | 7/27/2017
In 2015, Australian fast food burger chain Grill’d was investigated for wage underpayment and hiring staff on outdated employment agreements.
The scrutiny came when former Melbourne Grill’d employee Kahlani Pyrah took the company to court, over allegations she was being paid below the award wage and was unfairly dismissed.
The Guardian | 7/27/2017
Following yet another wage fraud scandal – this time at restaurant chain, Dainty Sichuan – a recent newspaper editorial contended that, “Further layers of workplace regulation are not the solution to wage fraud.” Instead, it argued in favour of stronger enforcement of existing laws. The editorial could not be more wrong.
The Independent | 7/11/2017
Drinking around three cups of coffee a day has been linked to a lower risk of death “from any cause” in two new large-scale studies.
The habits of coffee-lovers were shown to add years to their life – with high coffee consumption shown to reduce the risk of death from diseases related to circulation and digestion in particular.