Stephanie Lake’s dancework Colossus.
Where the policy debate has focused on a need to 'rescue' the cultural sector from the ill-effects of COVID-19, the emphasis must now be on growing it as part of a wider program of public investment.
A look at the week in politics, focussing on what Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has described as "without doubt, the biggest shock this country has ever faced".
He is trying to transition out of stage one while drawing up stage three.
Under the new rules, it is possible to get both, but you'll have to apply and pass the tests.
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44 of the 50 leading economists surveyed by Economic Society and The Conversation back running up more debt to support the economy. Only three do not.
The government has announced revisions to the JobKeeper, JobSeeker, and Coronavirus Supplement
Treasurer Josh Frydneberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing the next steps on Tuesday.
The new slimmed-down and tapered JobKeeper is an improvement, but it'll interact with JobSeeker in odd ways.
The government on Tuesday will unveil a scaled-down, two-tiered JobKeeper program that will commence after September and run until the end of March.
Thursday's economic statement is expected to contain a revamped working of JobKeeper
The Australian government's JobTrainer programs provides A$1.5 billion in wage support for apprentices and trainees.
two leading economists on Australia’s post-COVID economy.
Michelle Grattan discusses the economic future of Australia post-COVID with economists Richard Holden and Warwick McKibbin
Without spending the money Australia will have a much higher rate of unemployment than it needs for a very long time, new Grattan Institute calculations find.
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The Morrison government has announced a $250 million program for the entertainment, arts and screen sectors.
It'd be a matter of switching 20-25,000 jobs. During coronavirus, we shut down three million, and dealt with the consequences impressively.
This week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the senate vote to set up a system of committees to scrutinise government. In a time where question time is frequently farcical, such a system is essential.
Working at home has been far from costless, but many of the costs aren't counted in the GDP.
We've an opportunity to get JobKeeper right. A start would be to pay on time, to include more workers, and to pay part-timers less.
The government has announced childcare will return to the mean-tested system that was in place before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Concert halls may slowly be able to reopen – but difficulties will remain.
The best case scenario sees a short-term recovery to the depths of the 1980s and 1990s recessions.