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Farmers to benefit from crucial mental health support

Farming communities facing pressure in the wake of severe drought conditions will have access to 20 new farm gate counsellors and frontline mental health workers as part of a $6.3 million commitment from the NSW Government. Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced that more people in drought-affected areas of Western NSW will now have access to additional mental
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Online shopping could spark retail jobs ‘Armageddon’

Australian retailers continue to struggle. July's ABS figures show retail sales were the same as they were the month before — zero growth. Over the past year, retail turnover has grown 3.2 per cent, which sounds good but is less impressive when population growth and inflation are taken into account. After health care, the retail sector employs more Australians than
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Melbourne leads worsening national home price fall

Related Story: Australia's second-richest man stops buying land as apartment downturn bites Related Story: Australian housing prices are falling at their fastest rate in six years Australia's housing downturn is getting worse, with the more expensive end of the market in Melbourne and Sydney leading the declines. CoreLogic's monthly home price index shows