In Australia, turning to credit has become a serious problem with this country now recording one of the worst levels of household debt in the world.

The Salvation Army reports that out-of-control credit card debt is the number one reason people show up asking for help.

Julia Holman reports that growing numbers of older Australians are affected and takes a closer look at the human cost.

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