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Australia's rental crisis: a one-two punch

Australia's rental scene just got a bit more dire according to PropTrack, whose Market Insight Report released today unveiled that the national rental vacancy rate dropped to a record low of 1.07% in February*.

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Insurance financial abuse

Insurance products need redesigned to be abuse-proof, says CWES

A new report from the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) is tackling domestic violence from an unexpected angle: the insurance industry. The report suggests that by redesigning insurance products, we can provide a new layer of protection for women against financial abuse, a subtle yet damaging aspect of domestic violence.

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Insurance complaints and solutions

Here's how insurance companies can address consumers' biggest concerns

Insurance often finds itself at the centre of frustration when it comes to finances. In fact, a recent report by the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) shows that comprehensive car insurance and home insurance are high on the list of consumer grievances, only surpassed by credit cards and personal transaction accounts.

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Insurance prices skyrocket in 2023

Rising tides, rising costs: insurance premiums skyrocket in 2023

Insurance prices have seen their sharpest rise since March 2001, as indicated by the latest ABS Consumer Price Index (CPI). The 16.2% surge in insurance prices in the year leading up to December 2023 is almost four times greater than the overall rate of inflation, which stands at 4.1% for the same period.

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Cyclone kirrily emergency resources qld

Cyclone Kirrily: Your comprehensive list of emergency resources

With Cyclone Kirrily on track to hit Queensland this week, residents are bracing for another major weather event, all too soon after being battered by Cyclone Jasper. Strong winds and widespread flooding are among the expected threats, prompting cautious preparations across the state.

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