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'It feels like punishment': Pressure on Victorians as JobKeeper slashed

'It feels like punishment': Pressure on Victorians as JobKeeper slashed

The federal government's stimulus payment cuts could take $443 million out of the state's struggling economy every fortnight.

  • by Tom Cowie

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Australia's 'textbook' stimulus has worked so far. Now for the big test
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Coronavirus pandemic

Australia's 'textbook' stimulus has worked so far. Now for the big test

With coronavirus stimulus and support winding back from Monday, Australia's economic recovery will be tested.

  • by Matt Wade
'Poverty shock' looms for newly unemployed single parents
Analysis
Coronavirus pandemic

'Poverty shock' looms for newly unemployed single parents

When the government reduces its coronavirus payments, it could cause hardship for families who have not previously relied on government benefits.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
It pays to be energy efficient: Here's how to make some big savings
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Energy prices

It pays to be energy efficient: Here's how to make some big savings

With the pandemic driving record-high winter electricity bills and the recession only just starting to bite, you need to claim every dollar of taxpayer help available.

  • by Joel Gibson
1000 jobs to go at airline caterer
Industrial relations

1000 jobs to go at airline caterer

Dnata, which bought Qantas' catering wing in 2018, has already stood down most of its workforce but will now make about 1000 people redundant.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Please Explain podcast: Treasury secretary's COVID-19 response
Analysis
Please Explain podcast

Please Explain podcast: Treasury secretary's COVID-19 response

National editor Tory Maguire and senior economics writer Jessica Irvine discuss Steven Kennedy's role in mitigating the impact of coronavirus on Australia. 

  • by Tory Maguire
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'More pressure than in living memory': The inside story of our coronavirus response
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'More pressure than in living memory': The inside story of our coronavirus response

In his first interview and just two weeks out from the federal budget, Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy tells the behind-the-scenes story of Australia's coronavirus response.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Budget push to speed up states' spending
Federal budget

Budget push to speed up states' spending

States will be encouraged to spend money as fast as possible to revive the economy in a federal budget plan to build on more than $54 billion in wage subsidies paid in just four months.

  • by David Crowe
Australia in race against UK, Canada, China to keep university students
University

Australia in race against UK, Canada, China to keep university students

Universities overseas are chartering flights for thousands of Chinese students, leaving Australia racing to keep up with its top competitors.

  • by Lisa Visentin and Eryk Bagshaw
Clamp down on JobKeeper rorts, detractors argue
Company tax

Clamp down on JobKeeper rorts, detractors argue

The $101 billion JobKeeper program has not yet seen one fine issued for rorting.

  • by Nigel Gladstone and Nick Bonyhady
Tighter checks needed to stop JobKeeper rorts
Editorial
Industrial relations

Tighter checks needed to stop JobKeeper rorts

The Coalition's virtue signalling on prudent use of taxpayer funds is being challenged by revelations about rampant employer rorting of the JobKeeper subsidy.

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