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Albanese makes $10b social housing pitch

Labor has pledged to build 30,000 social and affordable houses over five years through a $10 billion future fund if the party wins the next federal election.

Telstra $50m fine 'signal' to others: ACCC

A $50 million penalty imposed on Telstra for fleecing vulnerable Indigenous consumers is a warning for corporate Australia, the head of the consumer watchdog says.

Government eyes more Australian-made jabs

Australia is taking steps to produce more vaccines onshore as the federal government continues to face questions over the timing of the coronavirus jab rollout.

A summary of the 2021/22 federal budget

A SUMMARY OF THE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGETECONOMY* Budget deficit of $106.6 billion in 2021/22* Deficit narrows to $99.3 billion in 2022/23, $79.5 billion in 2023/24 and $57 billion in 2024/25* Commonwealth net debt to rise to $617.5 billion in 2021/22 before hitting $980.6 billion in 2024/25* Economic growth to rise...

Farmers can't afford to end mice plague

The end to a horror mouse plague that has tormented communities in western NSW is finally in sight thanks to doubly toxic bait, but farmers say they now can't afford to finish the rodents off.