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How do we fix Australia’s rental crisis?
vor 5 Stunden
10:07Across Australia - renters are often competing with hundreds of others for a single unit. Some people are forced out of the market entirely - resorting to couch surfing and other makeshift arrangements just to get by. In the last 12 months, the average rental price has gone up 10 per cent in capital cities - marking a record high in annual rent growth - while wages have only risen by three per cent in the same period. Yet this crisis - affecting people of many backgrounds - is anything but new.Today, property reporter for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald Jim Malo on whether we’ve reached a breaking point.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How Canberra can tackle our cost–of-living crisis
vor einem Tag
14:12Senators and MPs from around the country are landing in Canberra today for the first parliamentary week of the year. The government has a jam-packed agenda for the coming weeks. It plans to introduce legislation on everything from extending paid parental leave to establishing a referendum on an Indigenous voice and housing reforms. But it's going to be a particularly big week for Treasurer Jim Chalmers. Tomorrow, the Reserve Bank is expected to lift interest rates again, as figures show Australians are struggling with the highest cost-of-living increases in more than 30 years. Today, senior economics correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Shane Wright joins host Rachel Clun to discuss what will shape the parliamentary weeks and months ahead.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The Drop: Why Survivor is the most interesting reality TV show on right now
vor 3 Tagen
35:35Reality TV shows come and go but one franchise has outlasted pretty much all of the others: Survivor. The series is nearly a quarter of a century old and is undergoing a renaissance. A new season of the Australian version of the franchise kicked off this week and it’s already being called the best ever. Today on The Drop, culture reporter Meg Watson on how Survivor has outlasted other reality TV shows. The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fleeing the junta in Myanmar, one Australian's story
15:50It’s been two years since the Myanmar military launched a coup against the civilian government - an event that has cost thousands of people their lives. Australian photojournalist Steve Tickner was just one of the journalists - local and foreign - fleeing the military as hundreds were being detained and protesters were being tortured. Today, South-east Asia correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, Chris Barrett tells the story of Tickner’s daring escape from military dictatorship, and the situation today.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Has an Australian scientist discovered the Fountain of Youth?
12:49Tales of the Fountain of Youth have been told for thousands of years across countless civilisations. The ability to turn back the ageing clock is the stuff of legend and one of humanity’s greatest desires. Scientists across the world have been trying to reverse ageing for decades, and now Australian researcher David Sinclair has come closer than ever before. But if we could stop the ageing process, would we really want to? Today, Lifestyle Health Editor Sarah Berry on the latest frontier in the fight against old age.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Can you drive from Sydney to Perth in an electric vehicle?
14:05Over the summer, James Massola drove from Sydney to Perth across the Nullarbor, a trip of nearly 5000 kilometres. It’s a bucket list trip for many Australians. But for James, it looked a little different - because he did it in an electric vehicle. Accompanied by his dad and a mate, James set out to answer one simple question: was it possible to drive from the east coast of Australia to the west in an EV? Today, national affairs editor James Massola on his electric-fuelled road trip, and the future of electric vehicles in Australia.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why private schools raise fees, and why parents pay them
8:34This week, over four million Australian children will return to classrooms, marking the beginning of a new school year. But parents are paying more than ever - with private school fees in Sydney and Melbourne increasing more than 50 per cent over the past decade. The fees have far exceeded the rate of inflation and wage growth, forcing some parents remortgage homes, take on more debt and sacrifice family holidays to cover the costs. Today, education editor for the Sydney Morning Herald, Lucy Carroll on why parents are paying more than ever before.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is the big tech jobs bloodbath coming for you?
14:06Over the past few months, tens of thousands of tech workers have been fired from some of the biggest tech companies in the world - companies like Google, Meta and Amazon. So why are these cuts happening now? And will the tech sector survive? Today, technology editor from the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, Nick Bonyhady on the big tech jobs bloodbath - and whether these cuts are coming for the rest of us.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Drop: Breaking down 30 years of the Hottest 100
30:01Australia's biggest music countdown is here, but does it still have the kind of cultural resonance it used to? On this episode of The Drop, host Osman Faruqi and journalist Billie Eder dive into the data to look at what it takes to get a winning song, and what we can expect in this year's countdown.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How alcohol and violence plunged Alice Springs into crisis
13:13Earlier this week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made an emergency visit to Alice Springs. Local community leaders have been concerned for months about the soaring rates of crime and alcohol-fuelled violence after laws curbing the sale of booze expired in the middle of last year. From Alice Springs, senior reporter Zach Hope tells Rachel Clun what is happening on the ground.Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.