Federal Budget 2020

6 things to watch for as Australia crawls out of recession

Our economy has grown in the September quarter (the three months to September) after two quarters of going backwards. Using…

7 months ago

Blink and you’ll miss it: what the budget did for working mums

Working mothers get something in the budget, but not much, and not for long. Before the budget the second earner…

8 months ago

Industry cadetships: a good but small step to tap the talents of women in STEM

An overarching criticism of the recent federal budget is that it overlooked the workers hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic,…

8 months ago

New modelling finds investing in childcare and aged care almost pays for itself

In the absence of official analysis of the impact of the budget by gender the National Foundation for Australian Women…

8 months ago

In defence of JobMaker, the replacement for JobKeeper: not perfect, but much to like

There’s a lot to like about the JobMaker Hiring Credit announced in the budget. As lockdowns ease, it’s logical to…

8 months ago

None of the justifications for weakening bank lending standards quite makes sense

The budget plan to scrap Australia’s decade-old responsible lending obligations warrants detailed examination. It is hard to see how the…

8 months ago