Payday lenders ‘preying’ on natural disaster victims, financial counsellors say

An alarming number of natural disaster victims turn to high-cost, short-finance — or pay day loans — to avoid going broke, financial counsellors say.

Mintabie locals to fight permanent eviction

A frontier opal mining town in remote South Australia prepares to fight the State Government over moves to permanently evict its residents.

‘Dear Treasurer’: This letter from the big banks helped shape the royal commission

When the heads of the big four banks wrote to the Federal Government, reluctantly calling for a royal commission into their industry, they asked the Treasurer to vet a draft of their letter, documents released under Freedom of Information reveal.

‘Dear Treasurer’: This letter from the big banks helped shape the royal commission

When the heads of the big four banks wrote to the Federal Government, reluctantly calling for a royal commission into their industry, they asked the Treasurer to vet a draft of their letter, documents released under Freedom of Information reveal.