Borrowing to reduce unemployment and increase growth will pay for itself.
Helping small businesses survive isn't all about tax breaks, red tape and industrial relations changes. Here are four other things governments can do.
The federal government must provide more support if Victorian businesses and households are to survive the state's Stage 4 lockdown.
The Australian government's JobTrainer programs provides A$1.5 billion in wage support for apprentices and trainees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the production side of the economy, So how will tax cuts for those on high incomes help?
The Morrison government says the Coronavirus Supplement won't last forever. This means JobSeeker Payment will need a huge boost to keep people out of poverty.
Almost 37% of Australian workers do not have paid sick leave. We need to fix this if we want people not to turn up to work when sick during the coronavirus pandemic.
Local councils work hand in hand with industries like construction. If the downturn is allowed to cripple councils, that will also hit essential businesses hard.
We now need a revolution in our national thinking about debt and deficits.
There are signs of unintended consequences, and as big as the payments are, they are less generous than those in the UK.
The scheme will see the government becoming paymaster for almost half the Australian workforce.