The government's construction industry package is too small and too tightly targeted to make much of a difference. Meanwhile, business wants to punish workers.
As lockdown restrictions ease, office workers are heading back into the city.
It's not entirely clear who appointed Andrew Liveris as "special adviser" to the COVID-19 commission, but the Trump supporter could turn out to hold enormous influence.
For a start, Newstart and the youth allowance could be upped by $95 a week for 15 years. But wait! There's more!
Put together in haste for a catastrophe that didn't quite eventuate, the overestimated JobKeeper program can now be adjusted to boost the recovery.
The JobKeeper program was a good-ish response under the circumstances. But that doesn't mean it was perfect, or that trying to make it better would be an admission of failure.
The glorious reopening of pubs in NSW is a reminder of something the country is slowly losing — a vital stitch in Australia's social fabric.
Behind-the-scenes lobbying for the arts has been far less effective than using public figures to garner support. It's time for our stars to shine.