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.
Borrowing to reduce unemployment and increase growth will pay for itself.
Exploitation and underpayment is rife in fruit picking. The Coronavirus Supplement appears not to have dented the will to work.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
Pensions are indexed twice a year. But COVID-19 has put a spanner in the works of what should be a regular increase next month.
Unemployed Australians were characterised as 'lazy' and 'underserving' of government support in the 1930s. Sound familiar?
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?
As debate grows over what should happen to JobSeeker Payment, a 'liveable income guarantee' turns the idea of an unemployment benefit on its head.
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.
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.
Many temporary residents will be excluded from coronavirus support. In this open letter to the prime minister, 43 leading Australian experts on social policy argue this is in no-one’s interests.
We now need a revolution in our national thinking about debt and deficits.
Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.