12 September 2020
Government policy choices in coming weeks and months will help determine how quickly Australia can recover.
7 September 2020
There is a banquet of worthwhile options governments should be considering, and they shouldn’t fight over who picks up the tab — because if they don’t do more, the recession will last longer.
10 August 2020
Even a decade after the birth of the first child, the average mother does more caring and twice as much household work as the average father. It’s time for the men of Australia to step up.
10 August 2020
The juggling act of work and care disproportionately falls to mothers. The COVID-19 crisis provides a rare opportunity for us to reset this social norm.
3 August 2020
Governments must do more to cushion the impact on parents – and to support female workforce participation on the other side.
23 July 2020
In the midst of the COVID recession, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has missed a golden opportunity to commit to new stimulus measures to support jobs and the recovery.
22 July 2020
Reducing government spending by close to $10 billion a month will leave a big hole in the economy. More traditional fiscal stimulus will be needed to create jobs and get the economy moving again.
29 June 2020
So far, Australia’s COVID-19 responses have been among the best in class. But the next big test for our leaders is rebuilding the economy and creating jobs.
11 June 2020
The Government should move to upfront payments, expand the scheme to cover temporary workers and short-term casuals, introduce a separate part-time payment rate, and act quickly to avoid the looming fiscal cliff.
22 May 2020
We need to understand the assumptions that produced those spectacularly flawed JobKeeper numbers, and where the reality differed, if we are to understand the scheme and its success or otherwise.