Cutting unemployment benefits by $50 a week will take about $5 billion out of the economy in the coming year. That's not good news for jobs.
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The Morrison Government today finally announced an increase in the permanent rate of JobSeeker. But still unemployed Australians are being asked to live well below the poverty line.
High childcare costs continue to hurt families. Affordable childcare could boost workforce participation and help the COVID recovery.
When do I get my tax cut? It’s should be a simple question following last week’s federal Budget, but the answer is complicated. What’s actually changed in this Budget? In the last week we’ve heard a lot about ‘Stage 2’ of the Government’s three-stage tax plan. Stage 2 was originally supposed to start in 2022. Now it’s been brought forward. But what’s easy to miss is that Stage 2 doesn’t actually cut taxes for anyone on less than $90,000 a year.
Tomorrow's Budget is likely to feature personal income tax cuts - this piece explains the policy choices, who benefits, and the key things to look out for
Australia is in for a long and damaging economic slump, unless governments inject substantially more fiscal stimulus.
Between 1972 and 2018, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) issued 31 Economic Surveys of Australia – about one every 18 months. Each survey suggested policy reforms that the OECD believed would increase economic growth and living standards. How often were their recommendations implemented?