Monday, September 18, 2006

Child care and vegies up, plasma screens down

"Since 1996, prices for TVs and computers have fallen 68 per cent, small electronic goods 14 per cent, and motor vehicles 19 per cent... During the past decade, fruit prices went up 11 per cent, vegetables 70 per cent, health care 50 per cent, public transport 49 per cent, and bread 48 per cent. Child care has risen 91 per cent"

ABS figures quoted by the Australian Greens, quoted in turn in The Age

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