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Good morning, early birds. Julia Gillard is calling for an investigation into China's original COVID-19 outbreak, and the Fair Work Commission is considering deferring minimum wage increases for JobKeeper-eligible companies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Wood.
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition will today announce its economic stimulus package, and the ATO says Australia's wealthiest robbed the country of $770 million across 2016-17. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
With any luck, the question of another stimulus package will never arise. But if it does, it'll be the ideological equivalent of lifting up a rock to find out what crawls beneath.
The US economy desperately needs another stimulus package, declares Laura Tyson. Homes and businesses are desperately saving, unemployment benefits are lacking and more infrastructure projects -- and jobs -- are required.
Former Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin has publicly argued against further stimulus to revive the American economy. Rubin is a contentious figure, praised for generating economic growth and criticized for introducing deregulation that helped cause the current crisis.
Rallying against legions of economists in favour of government stimulus packages, Novel laureate economist Vernon L. Smith pleads the White House to stop spending, arguing the problem behind the GFC has been touted as the solution.
Treasurer Wayne Swan has to take some blame for the poor salesmanship of the Rudd government financial credibility and the actions it took to avoid the GFC.
Jobs, jobs, jobs: it's been Rudd's mantra ever since the GFC hit and it explains the insulation debacle and the BER scheme. Except its an unrealistic and phoney concept, writes Malcolm Colless.
Daily Media Wrap: National accounts released yesterday show Australia's economy grew by 0.5% in the first three months of the year. Is the Rudd government's love of stimulus packages to thank?