This discussion paper outlines how the JobKeeper scheme is encouraging businesses to dismiss ineligible employees, meaning casuals employed for less than a year and non-resident workers have been disproportionately affected by job losses in recent months.
This review was informed by Treasury’s regular engagement with the business community and general public on JobKeeper policy and program implementation, the departments and agencies across government that are involved in aspects of JobKeeper service delivery, academic experts and officials in other national ministries.
Rather than dumping JobKeeper, David Richardson argues in this discussion paper that it can be reformed in such a way that more of the payment is clawed back by the government, and that can be done by making it taxable at a much higher rate...
Indonesia faces one of the most difficult outlooks in Asia amid the economic pandemic unleashed by COVID-19. The principal economic problem is not the old one of capital flight, but about funding the fiscal response necessary to address a massive once-in-a-lifetime shock. With little on...
The Coalition's proposed $4.5 billion cuts to foreign aid will result in the loss of 450,000 lives, World Vision Australia chief executive officer Tim Costello claims.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann claims Labor is opposing $5 billion in savings that it initiated when it was in government.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd claims the Opposition would need to make $70 billion in cuts to match the Government's path to budget surplus.
Fact Check: Jodi McKay says the NSW firefighting budget is facing a $40 million cut. Is that correct?
As bushfires burn across NSW, social media has lit up with claims that the state's firefighters had their funding slashed. But NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her Government has in fact provided record funding.
Fact Check: Is Australia's population growth mostly the result of migration, and is that underpinning the budget?
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has labelled the Morrison Government's immigration-cutting agenda a "marketing ploy", and claims the budget "is built off mass migration".