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.
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher (remotely) about the week in politics.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Australia’s tourism and construction industries.
Michelle Grattan discusses the economy post-coronavirus with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
Many workers in the film industry are excluded from JobKeeper.
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JobKeeper is designed for people with steady jobs. The arts don't work that way.
In an address to the National Press Club, Scott Morrison will outline the government's plan to reset economic growth over the next three to five year.
Sole traders helped by UNSW Tax Clinic who were behind on their quarterly Business Activity Statements were on average seven years behind.
Scott Morrison on Sunday turned folksy to present the upside of the $60 billion JobKeeper forecasting snafu.
The federal treasury has massively revised the the estimated cost of the JobKeeper program.
Are the Australian government’s successive changes to JobKeeper specifically designed to exclude universities? And if so, why?
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New funding aims to fend off a wave of mental ill-health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We don't know how severe that wave will be, but we do know financial hardship is a huge risk factor.