The way politicians and public health officials have handled the coronavirus pandemic so far has earned people’s trust. But that trust is conditional.
The impacts of the pandemic on jobs and incomes have been so widespread and severe that low-income households can afford very few properties despite rents falling in some parts of our capital cities.
A collapse in revenue and a lack of government support have led to university workforces being decimated to cut costs. This presents a number of longer-term risks for universities and the nation.
Whether families actually save anything at all depends entirely on where they live, and what provider they use.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people’s motivation to find paid work.