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To keep or not to keep JobKeeper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 FEB 2021
"Never ask a barber if you need a haircut," Warren Buffett once famously advised. The barber's nod will invariably be met with opposition from shampoo manufacturers. Such is the divide between the Morrison government (the barber) and labour unions ...
Billionaires profit from pandemic: Report
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 29 JAN 2021
... employment market, a small group of elite Australians saw their incomes recover very quickly. She described the reduction of JobSeeker payments, a lifeline for millions of Australians thrown into unemployment, as "devastating". "While the government ...
Chief economist update: Inflation lifted by smokers with young children and homebuilders
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 JAN 2021
... strengthening domestic demand, and therefore, upward pressure on prices. The risk is that the end of the JobKeeper and JobSeeker subsidies slated for the end of March this year would depress consumer spending, leading to discounting and by extension ...
Chief economist update: Jobs, jobs, jobs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 JAN 2021
Australians all let us rejoice! Less than a week before the country celebrates its day, the National Statistician released its latest survey of the domestic labour market ... and it was good. "In joyful strains then let us sing, Advance Australia Fair." ...
Chief economist update: Australia is out
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 DEC 2020
... worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The government for its fiscal support measures - JobKeeper, JobSeeker, HomeBuilder; the RBA for its quick response in providing liquidity; and us, Australians all, for generally following social ...
Retirement income failing Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander people
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
... account (83% of all women do) and 74% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men (as opposed to 85% of all men). The way JobSeeker (unemployment benefits) are structured does not help this inequality. The report found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...
Fifth pillar in retirement system considered
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
... further, saying several submissions suggested more pillars, ranging from work in retirement, non-financial arrangements, Jobseeker Allowance for the involuntarily retired, private intergenerational transfers and health and long-term care. "The World ...
Chief economist update: Budget me this Batman
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 OCT 2020
... (Keynesian economics) - "in the long run we are all dead". Were it not for the government's largesse - JobKeeper, JobSeeker, HomeBuilder - us, Australians all, would be "dead" now or are dying ... or our economy is. This is evidenced in recent stat ...
Several black holes in budget
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2020
... Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact said the charities sector was left out, noting that permanently increasing JobSeeker and parenting payments, investing in new social and affordable housing, and supporting First Australian organisations ...
Opposition in opposition: Labor responds
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 6 OCT 2020
... not addressed in the budget, like climate change and sluggish growth. "There is no plan to lift the permanent rate of JobSeeker from $40 per day, tackle insecure work, create opportunities for women or to improve access to child care," he said. "No plan ...
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