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Can the Government Beat the Odds and Win Eden-Monaro?

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At the start of the year, the thought of Scott Morrison’s Government winning a by-election in a bushfire-affected electorate was laughable. Anger at the Government’s handling of the Black Summer bushfires was widespread and palpable. The town of Cobargo rose to national prominence as a symbol of this anger after footage emerged of residents heckling the Prime Minister and refusing to shake his hand. Yet, Cobargo now finds itself in the midst of a by-election, one which the Federal Government believes it has a chance of winning. Following the retirement of sitting member Mike Kelly, the seat of Eden-Monaro is
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Renting During the Pandemic: The Real Estate Industry Must Do Better

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Words by Rafal Alumairy Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in the pieces are not necessarily representative of Lot’s Wife Real estate agents and landlords have far too much power in negotiations with tenants. In the middle of a global pandemic, we can’t leave tenants at the mercy of landlords without stronger rights. Without robust state oversight on tenancy negotiations, tenants will be screwed. So, everything’s fine and you feel like things aren’t perfect but things are finally starting to go okay – you’ve moved out of your parents’ house, you’ve got a good job at a café, you live in
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