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The average Australian is working 1.5 hours more unpaid overtime each week since the start of the Covid pandemic, according to a new survey.

The poll, which used a nationally representative sample, found the average employed Australian is working 6.13 hours unpaid each week in 2021, up from 5.25 hours in 2020 and 4.62 hours in 2019.

Before I went to sleep last night, family members were still quite anxious … We’ve got five-year-old twins who have been infected with Covid. It is a very serious time …

Most of them are double-vaxxed, which I was very pleased to hear … Some had already gone to try and get a vaccination, and this is where it’s been quite despairing. These vaccinations should’ve occurred earlier this year …

First Nations media organisations started receiving funding in September. That’s way too slow, way too late. The damage had already set in.

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