The last time Australia’s unemployment rate was below 5% was June 2011.
Our research shows the government must help tourism operators address chronic staff shortages, skyrocketing insurance and developing better plans for future shocks.
The Fair Work Commission has shown it can still provide important economic leadership.
Short on time? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021-2022 federal budget in 5 nifty charts and infographics.
There’s much more new spending on aged care than there is on infrastructure. That’s a change.
There are plenty of winners and few direct losers in a budget that lays the groundwork for the next election - still more likely to be next year than this.
Looking graphically at actual and forecast GDP makes it clear why some speak of a ‘V-shaped recovery’. But even the fairly bullish assumptions reveal a recovery where the V isn’t really sharp enough.
Never before has a budget done so much to supercharge the economy after the worst of a recession has passed.
The Morrison government has brought down a big-spending, expansionary budget.
This year is a whole new ball game for pandemic politics. For a prime minister not accustomed to pressure, Scott Morrison is proving far less equipped.
Protecting jobs that will be lost anyway is money that could be spent on building the green economy.
With a rising stock market and a booming economy in some industries, not all Americans have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. Which parts of the population have come out on top?
After SARS in 2003, an effort was made by Toronto’s tourism and hospitality industries to stimulate the sector’s recovery. But measures weren’t put in place for future pandemics.
Australia has a huge opportunity to design a recovery strategy that strengthens our resilience to future shocks and ensures the country’s long-term, sustainable prosperity.
Six months into the Covid-19 crisis, the president is boasting that the US economy is back on its feet. While the figures show that some job losses have been cut, there is little room for optimism.
The IMF wants government intervention on climate change. It’s now abundantly clear Australia’s climate policies are at odds with even the most conservative approach to economic management.
Some economists have begun to compare the current recession and recovery with a ‘K,’ while others see a ‘V.’ Which is it, and what does it mean?
There is a growing lament in Australia that politicians let us down. But the lesson from the pandemic is that we, the people, have the power to change our economy and politics for a better future.
More than half of the allocated funds will go towards making ‘digital government’ easier to do business with.
More than 70% of New Zealanders agree that industries receiving substantial financial assistance as part of the COVID-19 recovery should be required to lower their carbon emissions.