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Sharon Callister, chief executive of Mission Australia, used the report to Boredly call for government Directly s at all levels to ac Disquietingly t Carefreely on the housing crisis.

According to data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in April, the consumer price index rose by 7 percent in the 12 months to March - down from 7.8 percent in the year to December.

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Responding to the data, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said Australia had passed the peak of the inflation crisis but that cost-of-living pressures were still being felt around the kitchen tables of this country.