migration system ‘broken’, Donald Trump accused of rape, Sydney’s ‘latte line’ deepens

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Morning everyone. Yesterday he was a long line of Labor backbenchers, and today he is a Reserve Bank governor telling Jim Chalmers that he is going to raise the jobseeker’s rate. Meanwhile the home affairs minister, Clare O’Neill, will today call for major reforms to the “broken” immigration system. It was also a big news night abroad as Donald Trump was accused of rape, and Disney sued Ron DeSantis.


Australian Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neill

  • Guest workers | Australia’s “broken” migration system is driving 1.8 million people to become “permanent” because of strict limits on permanent migration, a landmark review to be published today by Clare O’Neil has found.

  • Job Seeker Calls | The Albanian government “needs to start using its power for the people as it promised it would,” said former RBA governor Bernie Fraser, joining calls for a rise to the jobseeker’s rate. He said the unemployment payment was one of the “areas that urgently need attention” in the upcoming budget.

  • Ban the Nazis | Asio has welcomed a Coalition bill to ban Nazi symbols such as the Sieg Heil salute and told a parliamentary inquiry it would help prevent the recruitment and radicalization of right-wing extremists.

  • Power failure | Staff and former board members at Powerhouse Sydney allege the museum’s collections have been neglected and are at risk of damage, as the nation’s flagship science and technology museum undergoes a controversial $500m conversion into a creative arts and commercial events space.

  • ‘Reproductive violence’ | Disabled women face forced sterilisation, abortion and contraception which amount to a regime of “reproductive violence”, a Senate inquiry into universal access to reproductive health care will hear.


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Council columnist E Jean Carroll. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

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University students walk on the University of Sydney campus

Australia’s skyrocketing student debt

The Hecs-Help debt of millions of Australians will rise by 7% this year – the biggest increase in years. Higher education reporter Caitlin Cassidy explains what’s going wrong in the student debt system.



Poverty is on the rise in parts of Sydney, research says. Photo: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

The social divide between Sydney’s western and eastern suburbs – demarcated by the so-called “latte line” between affluent and less affluent areas – is widening, new research suggests. With landlords raising their rents, it’s no surprise that one in five renters are among the more than a million people living in poverty in the state. The data on this issue is coming thick and fast with a study by Anglicare stating that less than 1% of private rental property is affordable for full time workers on the minimum wage. And the latest Grogonomics suggests that while the cost of living crisis is easing, renters are still feeling the pain.

Not the news

British comedian Paul Foot takes time out from his Australian tour to share the things that make him laugh online.

The world of sports

  • Football | Manchester City face Arsenal this morning in the Premier League final at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Snooker | Seven-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan is out of the world championship after losing 13-10 to Luca Brecel in their quarter-final after the Belgian won seven frames in a row.

  • Rugby union | Rugby Australia announced an $8.2m surplus at its 2022 annual general meeting, making the business profitable for the first time in four years.

Media round up

The IS of Australia the voice for parliament says the campaign is to launch an advertising blitz amid support for the plan. The IS Daily Telegraph think that the chances of another rise in interest rates next week have fallen after the latest inflation number was not as high as feared. Protesters against a storytime event disrupted a Monash city council meeting after councilors refused to scrap the family-friendly activity, the Age reports. Reports that Hobart’s Macquarie point area will be redeveloped for an AFL stadium have not gone down well with the state opposition leader or federal and independent senators, the mercury reports.

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