Senators have granted a two-year extension to a program for which there is little supporting evidence.
Australia has just run a real-life experiment.
Two-thirds of those surveyed want it linked to wages.
Most Australians get enough to live on in retirement. Some get more they get while working, but 30% get less, and boosting super won't help them.
The federal government will extend the JobSeeker Coronavirus supplement for an extra three months. The supplement will be at a reduced rate of $150 a fortnight during that period.
At the age of 22, in 2015, 82% of respondents described their mental health as excellent, very good or good. This fell to 70% at the age of 26 in 2019 — a drop of three percentage points per year.
a budget for a pandemic.
Michelle Grattan discusses the budget with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Shadow Minister Katy Gallagher
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.
The budget needs to spend big, but it shouldn't stop there.
We could do it for the price of tax cuts.
Michelle Grattan discusses the upcoming budget with Chris Richardson
More than half back a permanent boost to JobSeeker. Only one in five want to bring forward tax cuts.
Making some of the Newstart increase permanent would undo the worst of the damage.
New research shows more than 40% of temporary visa holders skipped meals and a third faced homelessness due to a lack of government support during the pandemic.
There are a variety of ways job seekers could use artificial intelligence to give them an edge in a very tough environment.
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.
The government has announced revisions to the JobKeeper, JobSeeker, and Coronavirus Supplement
The new slimmed-down and tapered JobKeeper is an improvement, but it'll interact with JobSeeker in odd ways.