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Leading chairmen back targeted support to replace JobKeeper ‘drip’

Leading chairmen back targeted support to replace JobKeeper ‘drip’

Chairmen of NAB, Suncorp and Newcrest have thrown their support behind further government help for struggling industries, as the end of JobKeeper looms.

  • by Clancy Yeates

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The real reason to worry about MMT is not the theory but the practice

The real reason to worry about MMT is not the theory but the practice

Modern Monetary Theory is neither as modern and revolutionary as its proponents imagine, nor as crackpot as many of its critics believe.

  • by Ross Gittins
COVID hasn’t changed the way we use our time, but one group of women put a high price on theirs

COVID hasn’t changed the way we use our time, but one group of women put a high price on theirs

Women aged between 30 and 49 are prepared to pay double the average for one hour of time to themselves.

  • by Matt Wade
There’s no excuse, we need full employment now
Opinion
Jobs

There’s no excuse, we need full employment now

The government’s complacency over the need to reach full employment needs to change for the sake of young people in particular.

  • by Ross Gittins
Federal green bank powers up Victoria’s ‘Big Battery’ with $160m boost

Federal green bank powers up Victoria’s ‘Big Battery’ with $160m boost

Victoria is a step closer to becoming home to one of the world’s biggest lithium-ion batteries by next summer.

  • by Nick Toscano
NSW cannot afford to rush budget repair
Editorial
NSW budget

NSW cannot afford to rush budget repair

The state’s economy has improved on many measures since the budget, yet it remains fragile.

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Tech giants are taking on China’s looming food crisis

Tech giants are taking on China’s looming food crisis

The battle to supply 1.4 billion people with fresh fruit and vegetables is taking China’s e-commerce companies into the country’s hinterlands.

  • by Coco Liu
Morrison’s JobSeeker boost is stingy, mean and bad for the economy
Opinion
Welfare

Morrison’s JobSeeker boost is stingy, mean and bad for the economy

Thanks to policymakers, I’m better off by about $17.50 a day compared to last year. Why I’m being targeted like this is a mystery, especially when JobSeekers are getting about one-fifth of my good fortune.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Our pollies are woefully unimaginative, but Ross Garnaut has a new plan for lifting Australia above mediocrity
Opinion
Jobs

Our pollies are woefully unimaginative, but Ross Garnaut has a new plan for lifting Australia above mediocrity

As we emerge from the COVID crisis, he argues we need to aim higher.

  • by Ross Gittins
The US is eyeing off an unlikely economic boom

The US is eyeing off an unlikely economic boom

The US economy remains mired in a pandemic winter of shuttered storefronts and high unemployment. But on Wall Street and in Washington, attention is shifting to an intriguing prospect: a post-COVID boom.

  • by Ben Casselman
Loosening the mortgage belt: household interest payments at a 35-year low

Loosening the mortgage belt: household interest payments at a 35-year low

The share of household income being used to pay interest on debt has fallen to the lowest level in 35 years.

  • by Matt Wade