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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (Image: AAP/Biance De Marchi)

Morrison throws some change to the arts. Thousands of jobs lost in the last three days, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Australia is doing better than most. And Victoria calls in the troops.

The arts can have some spare change, as a treat

The Morrison government has finally given some money to the arts, with the sector set to receive a $250 million support package. The long-awaited package includes $90 million worth of concessional loans, and a $75 million grants program for new events.

The cultural industry was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, as live shows, festivals and cultural spaces were forced to abruptly close their doors and cancel events.