The government is planning for a business-led recovery — using a trillion dollars of public money. It's a strange mix of ideology for a post-COVID recovery.
Paul Keating says 'there's been no scrutiny whatsoever'. That isn't totally right. But whether the scheme represents good public policy is a different question.
Vulnerable groups applying for social services face massive wait times and an incredibly complex application process. And the problem is only getting worse.
There'll be some extra value for the government's JobKeeper money when it's included in GDP — but JobSeeker payments will be left out.
Australian journalists' favourite term is back. This is a zombie movie with no end in sight.
The role of government has dramatically changed in recent weeks. And it will require a reversal of much of the thinking of the last thirty years.
As government spending on both residential aged care and home care has increased, private providers have been the main beneficiaries. And complaints have soared.
A new report shows how the National Disability Insurance Scheme is letting down the people it exists to help. Crikey highlights some of the worst revelations.
Even though the term 'robo-debt' is in widespread use, this might be the first time it has been used by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Crikey readers question the federal government's track record on disability support (and other services) and offer some insight into alternatives, while elsewhere readers react to Crikey's politician of the year.