Miner on Six-figure Salary Struggles as Cost-of-living Soars

An Australian father-of-four earning a six-figure salary has found himself living paycheck to paycheck as the cost of living bites.

Stephen Te Pohe, who works as a boiler maker at the Mount Isa Mines in Queensland, is one of the growing number of Aussies using services to access their pay before payday.

Mr Te Pohe cares for his father-in-law and sometimes needs to make the long journey to Brisbane or Cairns for medical appointments — a journey that has become incredibly expensive due to the rising cost of petrol.