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Public housing tower in North Melbourne (Image: AAP/James Ross)

An even more divided world: COVID is a boon for the rich, a bane for the poor

As millions of people around the world lost their jobs, billionaires increased their wealth by 27.5% between April and July.

Scott Morrison and Christian Porter campaigning in WA (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Boys will be boys

Good morning, early birds. Christian Porter, Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor and George Christensen haven't missed a beat despite making national headlines for all the wrong reasons, and new research shines a light on Australia's wealth gap. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia’s wealth has shifted towards the rich. Again.

A new global wealth report has confirmed that Australian money is once again going to the wealthy, as our world ranking and GDP per adult continue to tumble.

Measured by income, most Australians have never had it so good. But some groups are falling dramatically behind. <b>Peter Whiteford</b> warns of the dangers of residualising the poor at <a><em>Inside Story</em></a>.

Poverty in a time of prosperity: why you’re richer than you think

Measured by income, most Australians have never had it so good. But some groups are falling dramatically behind. Peter Whiteford warns of the dangers of residualising the poor at Inside Story.

Australians are surprisingly wealthy, and are we underestimating the evil of cats?

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits for Thursday

Australians are surprisingly wealthy, and are we underestimating the evil of cats?

The way we spend our money tells the economy what type of world we want. So is splurging it on champagne really the right message? These rich kids are happy to show it off.

The rich kids happy to (publicly) revel in mummy and daddy’s wealth

The way we spend our money tells the economy what type of world we want. So is splurging it on champagne really the right message? These rich kids are happy to show it off.

Don't believe what you read. Australia actually has the <em>lowest</em> level of middle-class welfare in the developed world, argues ANU academic <b> Peter Whiteford</b>.

Debunking the ‘middle-class welfare’ furphy

Don't believe what you read. Australia actually has the lowest level of middle-class welfare in the developed world, argues ANU academic Peter Whiteford.

Super tax concessions are rich people's welfare, and those protesting against reform are just protecting their own interests. When will a government have the guts to rein in these subsidies for the wealthy?

How our super steals from the poor to give to the rich

Super tax concessions are rich people's welfare, and those protesting against reform are just protecting their own interests. When will a government have the guts to rein in these subsidies for the wealthy?

In a five-part series this week, Crikey will examine the things that divide Australians. Today, it's money.

Australia Divided: Rich v Poor

In a five-part series this week, Crikey will examine the things that divide Australians. Today, it's money.

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