Some say working from home is the ultimate expression of capitalism, as employers colonise our domestic space. But working from home also has the potential to send a deep shudder through capitalism.
Regional media desperately needs more support from the Nationals, who have secured only limited funding compared to what's available for other regional services.
Even if overall levels of casualisation remain unchanged, addressing job insecurity might deliver a win for workers, employers and the government itself.
The biggest changes in the 'not fit for purpose' IR system have disadvantaged workers and empowered employers. Shame journalists keep forgetting that.
Reports that consumer spending is back to where it was last year leave out the fact that contactless payments are the new norm.
We need to stop pretending the Australian economy isn't addicted to government support. And if the government is serious about reform, it shouldn't wait until late in the year to release a long-delayed budget.
Put together in haste for a catastrophe that didn't quite eventuate, the overestimated JobKeeper program can now be adjusted to boost the recovery.
When even good journalists fail to explore the financial and personal links between companies and policymakers, they allow a pervasive form of institutional corruption to flourish.
The Reserve Bank has signalled that consumer and business confidence will be a key uncertainty in the recovery -- but Treasury thinks we have the capacity for more fiscal stimulus if needed.