LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES
As if they’re not hurting enough, Australians with home loans need to prepare themselves for even more pain. Next Tuesday it’s almost certain there will be another interest rate rise, which will set a record no one wants to celebrate – the tenth increase in a row. It will add new meaning to the old phrase, “We live in interesting times”. The Reserve Bank says raising interest rates is the best way to get inflation under control and warns that if it doesn’t, the Australian economy will be truly stuffed. But what if the experts have got it wrong? On 60 MINUTES, Tom Steinfort finds out if there’s a better way to beat inflation than by smashing families already trapped in a financial vice.
Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producers: Lisa Brown, Sheree Gibson
There’s no nice way to put it: the shocking number of Aboriginal deaths in custody is a national disgrace. It’s inexcusable. Back in 1991 a Royal Commission exposed the brutal truth about this crisis and made 339 recommendations to try to fix the problem. Sadly though, good intentions have not translated into meaningful action. In the 32 years since the Royal Commission, more than 527 Indigenous Australians have died while locked up. In a joint investigation by 60 MINUTES, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Nick McKenzie reveals more horrific cases of Indigenous deaths that could and should have been avoided. He also interviews Aboriginal activist, ALP Senator Pat Dodson. The revered Yawuru elder from Western Australia tells McKenzie the Albanese government must act immediately to address this shameful crisis.
Reporter: Nick McKenzie
Producers: Natalie Clancy, Sammi Taylor
60 MINUTES – SUNDAY, MARCH 5, AT 8.40PM ON CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW
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