JobKeeper

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The new system will direct money to employers who actually create jobs.

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New research shows more than 40% of temporary visa holders skipped meals and a third faced homelessness due to a lack of government support during the pandemic.

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The JobTrainer program will give school leavers the experience, confidence and aptitude necessary for economic recovery post-coronavirus, says economist Tim Harcourt.

Tim Harcourt

JW Neville Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt advises that Australia can use higher education and digital learning to skill up the workforce and build greater capacity in the economy. 

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Sole traders helped by UNSW Tax Clinic who were behind on their quarterly Business Activity Statements were on average seven years behind.

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The government’s new income support could be strengthened by extending support to migrants, families with children, private tenants, and people on pension payments, says UNSW expert.

According to research conducted by CEPAR, the suggested scheme facilitates continued financial support and stability for organisations through the recovery period. Photo: Shutterstock

CEPAR researchers have identified how the Federal Government's JobKeeper scheme could be phased down as the economy re-opens and recovery takes shape.

In the case of a two-fold crisis of public health and economics, it could well be proven that the shield is more effective than the stimulus.

If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the economic slowdown we had to engineer.

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A UNSW Economics expert examines flaws in the JobKeeper scheme and explains what should be done.