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‘Luxe Listings Sydney’: Amazon’s new reality TV series promises pure excess, when even ordinary property feels out of reach

“Luxe Listings Sydney”, a new reality TV show from Amazon Prime Video, follows elite Sydney realtors and agents as they negotiate one of the world’s hottest property markets. The series promises viewers access to some of Australia’s most valuable properties, at a moment when everyday homes are reaching unbelievable prices. […]
‘Luxe Listings Sydney’: Amazon’s new reality TV series promises pure excess, when even ordinary property feels out of reach
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‘The banks are going to be the winners’: Consumer advocates launch last-ditch attempt to stop the government from axing responsible lending laws

Vulnerable borrowers will be harmed if Australia axes its responsible lending laws, consumer advocates say. Speaking at a Senate committee hearing on Friday, CHOICE CEO Alan Kirkland said the “consequences will flow to individuals.” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced plans to loosen credit restrictions last year, saying unrestrained borrowing would bolster […]
‘The banks are going to be the winners’: Consumer advocates launch last-ditch attempt to stop the government from axing responsible lending laws
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More than a quarter of VET student loans go unpaid. The Productivity Commission says Australia should collect those debts from the dead.

Unpaid VET Student Loan debts should be collected from deceased estates, the Productivity Commission says in a new report. “There is no clear rationale” against treating student debts differently to mortgages or credit card debts, the report claims. The paper calls for exemptions for small deceased estates, with the Australian […]
More than a quarter of VET student loans go unpaid. The Productivity Commission says Australia should collect those debts from the dead.
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Medical company received a $10 million government loan 2 weeks after paying $6.5 million over claims it overcharged the US for veterans care

MiMedx Group, a biopharmaceutical company, received $US10 million from the US government’s Paycheck Protection Program two weeks after paying the government $US6.5 million to resolve allegations it had been knowingly overcharging for medical supplies. Last year the company was also sued over claims it had exaggerated its revenue to investors. […]
Medical company received a $10 million government loan 2 weeks after paying $6.5 million over claims it overcharged the US for veterans care