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.
Hundreds of casual academics have lost work in the COVID-19 crisis. They make up the majority of the teaching workforce at universities but they don't quality for any government assistance.
Every one of Australia's coronavirus support payments is due to end by the end of October. It'll leave a gaping hole.
Women have suffered much more than men. Many who were employed in March have withdrawn from the labour force and so aren't counted as unemployed.
We are going to need some sort of wage subsidy well beyond six months. The best kind of subsidy would be portable.
There's a lot the treasurer could do, but there's an argument for leaving things as they are.
Jobkeeper is far from perfect and open to abuse. On the face of it, it supports 6.6 million wages to save 1 million jobs.
Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have done well with support packages so far. But more might be needed to save the country from the worst of the economic fallout from the crisis.
Bell Shakespeare’s recent Hamlet tour was cut short by COVID-19.
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Arguments for Australian culture focus on what it should say to demonstrate its worth - rather than the government’s capacity to listen. Our history of conservative cultural leadership show they can.
We’re all in this pandemic together. But we’re currently leaving it to a small proportion of the community to shoulder most of the economic pain. It’s an approach that’s compounding social and intergenerational…
Increases in unemployment result in a decrease in apprentice numbers, as well as employers taking on fewer new apprentices. Australia can't lose the workforce we might need for our recovery efforts.
The legislation before parliament over-compensates some and under-compensates others, but should leave us better off on the other side.
The legislation before parliament discriminates against employers who take on temporary migrants, impoverishes Australian residents and will hold back the fight against coronavirus.