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Economic and political outlook 2021 2.1 MB

This publication provides valuable analysis to help policy makers and business respond to critical issues.

2020 was a year of rapid and agile policy development in Australia. It brought twists and turns in decision-making as governments responded to a crisis that remains with us in 2021, as nations keep working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Despite periodic virus outbreaks around the country continuing into early 2021, confidence has rebounded and economic activity is rising. A rapid and widespread vaccine rollout will be crucial to maintaining this momentum.  In 2021, everything will flow from this.

Other issues that are explored in this report include the unwinding of COVID stimulus packages and what next,  Australia's relationship with the United States and China, and climate change.

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