Australian economy

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Jobkeeper doubled return for investors compared with companies that did not have subsidy
Exclusive: Labor says analysis shows millions of dollars in jobkeeper money has been used to pay dividends to billionaires

Ben Butler

14, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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NDIS cost-cutting taskforce told to reduce growth in participants and spending
National Disability Insurance Agency quietly forms unit to avoid ‘cost overrun in 2021-22’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

13, Apr, 2021 @6:26 AM

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Inflation will reappear in Australia – but that shouldn’t mean the end of stimulus | Greg Jericho
Last year prices actually fell, so by comparison anything is going to look like a surge

Greg Jericho

12, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Delay in vaccine rollout ‘not expected to derail’ economic recovery, Australian treasurer says
December economic forecast assumed vaccination program would be in place by late 2021 but government now says ‘Covid writes its own rules’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

12, Apr, 2021 @9:08 AM

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Shell expects to pay Australia no resource tax on gas drawn from Gorgon project
Fossil fuel giant’s petroleum resource rent tax projection for country’s biggest gas project is contained in its latest annual report

Ben Butler

11, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s living standards have risen and economy is ‘roaring back’, Deloitte says
The jobs recovery has been ‘really remarkable’ and unemployment will continue to fall despite jobkeeper ending, report finds

Paul Karp

11, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Job vacancies are high. But laziness is not the reason they aren’t being filled | Greg Jericho
In February we had a job vacancy rate of 2.1% (the highest ever recorded), so you would expect unemployment to be at record lows

Greg Jericho

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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We should be funding stress leave and high-quality PTSD care for all victims of abuse | Richard Dennis
Australian ministers suffering stress are provided with more taxpayer support than victims of violence

Richard Denniss

08, Apr, 2021 @1:34 AM

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Whenever the chance to advocate for higher wages arises, the Morrison government declines | Greg Jericho
The government and business groups say they want stronger wage growth, but they never do anything that would actually see wages really grow

Greg Jericho

07, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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'Worse than ever': Australian bank culture has not improved since royal commission, staff say
Workers insist pay is still linked to hitting sales benchmarks and leaderboards to track sales are rife

Ben Butler

06, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Men receive ‘oversized’ benefit from major tax concessions, report says
Superannuation has highest gender gap but concessions also favour the wealthy, thinktank says

Paul Karp

04, Apr, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Public investment in infrastructure would be a much needed boon to the Australian economy | Greg Jericho
While private investment remains down, the public sector needs to fill the hole, and right now there is little sign of that occurring

Greg Jericho

31, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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