Babysitters make $45 an hour,nanny rates soar as childcare centres in staffing crisis
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Babysitters make $45 an hour,nanny rates soar as childcare centres in staffing crisis

The childcare sector is facing a staffing crisis with the number of job vacancies more than doubling since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons

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City dwellers escaping to the regions putting pressure on housing crisis

City dwellers escaping to the regions putting pressure on housing crisis

People moving to the country from the city,the resurgence of the holiday letting market,and the destruction of homes in natural disasters are all combining to push up rents.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
‘Like a buyer’s agent but for renters’:Sydneysiders seek professional help to find homes
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‘Like a buyer’s agent but for renters’:Sydneysiders seek professional help to find homes

Time-poor Sydneysiders are turning to renter’s agents to help them find a home in the tightest market in five years and are paying up to $2000.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
‘People are struggling’:$42 million in unpaid COVID fines after lockdown blitz
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‘People are struggling’:$42 million in unpaid COVID fines after lockdown blitz

Most fines are months overdue,which means people could have their possessions seized,money taken from their bank accounts,their car registrations cancelled and their driver’s licences suspended.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
‘It’s not as rare as we think’:Call to explore pollution link to devastating disease

‘It’s not as rare as we think’:Call to explore pollution link to devastating disease

Nine out of 10 cases of motor neurone disease are caused by no apparent reason. Researchers want the disease made notifiable to help them investigate environmental causes,including blue-green algae outbreaks.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
How to foil climate change:Hairdressers tackling curly topic with clients
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How to foil climate change:Hairdressers tackling curly topic with clients

Paddington stylist Paloma Rose Garcia organised training for hairdressers in talking about climate change with clients during their time in the chair.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
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A wedding photographer let down bridal couples. This is what happened next
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A wedding photographer let down bridal couples. This is what happened next

Frustrated customers of awarded wedding photographer Ryan Schembri have failed to enforce their consumer rights across state borders.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
Where has the women’s rage of 2021 gone?
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Where has the women’s rage of 2021 gone?

Women account for 40 per cent of all candidates across both houses of parliament,and are volunteering for political campaigns in droves.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
‘Every day is a nightmare’:Teen’s death from sniffing deodorant
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‘Every day is a nightmare’:Teen’s death from sniffing deodorant

Children are turning to household aerosols for a cheap high as the number of calls to the NSW Poisons Centre for “chroming” or “huffing” has almost doubled in recent years.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
‘I’d be in jail’:The former foster kids who are rewriting their fate
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‘I’d be in jail’:The former foster kids who are rewriting their fate

For 1200 young people leaving the NSW foster care system every year,moving out of home is more about survival than celebration.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
Hung parliament no nightmare scenario,candidates tell political forum
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Hung parliament no nightmare scenario,candidates tell political forum

The comments from prominent members of the Morrison government and Opposition marked a significant shift in tone given both parties have repeatedly ruled out making deals to form a minority government.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons