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Debt and taxes help Lucas protect his modesty

South Australians will pay more than $100 million in new land tax fees over the next four years among a raft of new revenue measures as Treasurer Rob Lucas embraces debt to safeguard what he calls a “modest” budget surplus against “a defined set of challenges”.

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City homelessness soars since 2001

A shortage of affordable rental housing and weak labour markets have led to rising numbers of homeless in big Australian cities, says Sharon Parkinson, Deb Batterham and Margaret Reynolds.

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Dark side of Sky at night

Analysis of political content in one of Rupert Murdoch’s major outlets has demonstrated anti-Labor commentary is seven times more likely on the news service than negative rhetoric about the Coalition, says The New Daily’s John Stapleton.