Budget 2018: Former treasurer Peter Costello says most Australians will be dead before national debt is paid off

Budget 2018: Former treasurer Peter Costello says most Australians will be dead before national debt is paid off

Posted May 07, 2018 20:32:01 Related Story: Morrison to offer $10 tax cut for low-income earners in federal budget Related Story: Budget 2018: Here’s what we know so far Most Australians will be dead before the nation’s debt is paid off, former treasurer Peter Costello has told 7.30. On the …

Malcolm Turnbull’s choice: Debt and deficit, or defeat

Malcolm Turnbull’s choice: Debt and deficit, or defeat

Posted May 07, 2018 04:42:38 Photo: The Government is likely to indulge the public with the Federal Budget. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) Talk about fortuitous timing. There’s an election looming and a budget situation — long portrayed as a disaster — suddenly on the mend. But what to do with …

John McRoberts trial: fraud squad boss opposed travel agent ‘debt collection’ strategy, court hears

John McRoberts trial: fraud squad boss opposed travel agent ‘debt collection’ strategy, court hears

Updated April 30, 2018 21:28:23 Photo: Former NT Police commissioner John McRoberts (right) is accused of trying to deflect an investigation. (ABC News: Felicity James) The police officer in charge of the Northern Territory’s fraud squad raised concerns a civil “debt collection” strategy for travel agents suspected of fraud was …

Banking royal commission: Lax lending by banks could see our debt problem come crashing down

Banking royal commission: Lax lending by banks could see our debt problem come crashing down

By Therese Wilson and Gill North Updated April 27, 2018 10:08:41 Photo: The prospective harm that could result to households from elevated levels of indebtedness, and the adverse flow-on effects to the Australian economy, can’t be ignored. (ABC News: Margaret Burin) Related Story: Financial advice firm impersonated client, royal commission …

Was your university degree worth the debt? High-paying jobs aren’t a sure thing, experts say

Was your university degree worth the debt? High-paying jobs aren’t a sure thing, experts say

Posted April 11, 2018 04:40:09 As thousands of students around Australia throw their academic caps into the sky this month, many of them will be left thousands of dollars in debt. The Turnbull Government is now looking to reduce the repayment threshold for uni graduates by more than $10,000, which …

Woman who stole $46k from Flight Centre to pay son’s drug debt avoids jail

Woman who stole $46k from Flight Centre to pay son’s drug debt avoids jail

Updated April 04, 2018 17:38:17 A Tasmanian women who stole money while she was a Flight Centre travel agent to repay her son’s drug debt has escaped a jail sentence. Sally Anne Walters, 40, embezzled the money over 17 months between April 2014 and September 2015 when she was a …

Road toll debt clogging courts with some drivers facing fines of up to $200k – RN

Road toll debt clogging courts with some drivers facing fines of up to $200k – RN

Updated March 20, 2018 06:37:02 Are you good at opening your mail, going through your bills and paying them on time? What about paying for toll roads? In Queensland and Victoria toll matters are clogging the court system, and motorists have been left with toll fine debts as large as …