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As universities face losing 1 in 10 staff, COVID-driven cuts create 4 key risks

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sudden and very big decline in Australian universities’ revenue as a result of the loss of international student enrolments....

Frydenberg’s three-stage economic recovery is abominably hard to get right

Gone are the days when economic policy was adjusted once each year by the government in the budget and fine-tuned once each month at...

How to get both JobKeeper and JobSeeker

At A$1,500 a fortnight, JobKeeper has been nothing but a help to the people on it. The rules required those who had previously been paid...

JobTrainer explained: what is it, who qualifies, what does it pay?

The Australian government has announced a A$2 billion skills package it has dubbed JobTrainer. It follows JobKeeper, the wage subsidy program (worth about A$70 billion);...
If we could design JobKeeper within weeks, we can exit coal by 2030. Here’s how to do it

If we could design JobKeeper within weeks, we can exit coal by 2030. Here’s...

As we emerge from the lockdown phase of the pandemic, there are many lessons to learn. One is that when given credible warning of...
About that spare room: employers requisitioned our homes and our time

About that spare room: employers requisitioned our homes and our time

Working from home during COVID-19 appeared to cost us little. Yet employers effectively requisitioned part of those homes. While necessary, it was far from costless to...

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