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JobMaker or JobFaker? Government plan will support β€” not create β€” jobs

It’s an expensive program that would never withstand scrutiny in normal times β€” but these are not normal times.

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Business gets a (very) mini boost to hire young workers and apprentices

The government has introduced a suite of wage subsidies to get young people into jobs, but eligibility is on a tight leash.

Premier Investments owner Solomon Lew and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Ellen Smith)

The Crikey guide to reporting season: look out for handouts to the rich

This business reporting season shapes up as the most intriguing since the global financial crisis. Here's what you should watch out for.

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Socialism? You’re kidding. The PM is using the state to save capitalism

The notion that the government's wage subsidy represents any kind of radical philosophical shift needs to be knocked on the head, writes Guy Rundle.

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Morrison doubles down on gatherings

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has limited indoor and outdoor gatherings to just two people, and the government is reportedly finalising a JobKeeper allowance of $1,500 a fortnight per full-time employee. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison is stubbornly allowing the economy to burn

The government has to urgently support business and jobs with direct payments, rather than hoping they'll borrow their way to survival. But Scott Morrison is refusing to entertain the idea.

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