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The Recovery Book: what Australian governments should do now

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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.

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  • Brendan Coates Headshot

    Household Finances Program Director

    Brendan Coates

    Brendan’s research focuses on tax reform, economic and budget policy, retirement incomes and superannuation, housing, transport infrastructure and cities. Before Grattan, Brendan worked as a macro-financial economist with the World Bank in Indonesia and Latin America, and prior to that, he undertook a number of roles with the Australian Treasury in areas such as tax-transfer system reform, financial and commodities markets analysis and macro-economic forecasting, including as part of the Treasury’s China Policy Unit. Brendan holds a Masters of International Development Economics from the Australian National University and Bachelors of Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne.

     

  • Henry Sherell

    Migration Fellow

    Henry Sherrell

    Henry is a policy analyst with experience in government, consulting, and research. Henry joined Grattan in 2020, to work on a migration project.

    Prior to joining Grattan, Henry worked as an independent researcher focusing on Australian and international immigration policy. He has worked for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Migration Council Australia, a Federal MP, the Federal Parliamentary Library, and the Development Policy Centre at the ANU.

    Henry holds a Masters of Public Policy from the Crawford School at the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.