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The Recovery Book: what Australian governments should do now


by John Daley, Danielle Wood, Brendan Coates, Stephen Duckett, Julie Sonnemann, Marion Terrill and Tony Wood

To help Australia recover from the COVID-19 recession, the Government should inject $70 billion to $90 billion in extra economic stimulus, including revamping and extending JobKeeper.


06 July 2020

How Australia can recover from the COVID-19 crisis – Webinar recording

In this special Grattan Institute/State Library Victoria Webinar, a panel of policy experts from the Grattan Institute discussed our latest publication, The Recovery Book.


09 July 2020

Why Australia should switch course and try to eliminate COVID-19

Lockdowns are the main tools in the suppressionist's toolbox. An elimination strategy would save more lives and ultimately be better for the economy.


09 July 2020

How governments should respond to Victoria’s second wave

The Victorian outbreak is an important reminder that health versus the economy is a false dichotomy. Decisions now on wage and rent supports will decide whether battered businesses can live through future flare-ups.


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