The Australian Government will update the nation in May on the economic impact of the coronavirus and the Government’s actions to date.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced yesterday that he would provide a Ministerial Statement to the House of Representatives and the Minister for Finance to the Senate when Parliament resumes on 12 May 2020.

The Government will also provide an economic update on the economic and fiscal outlook in June, following the release of the March quarter National Accounts.


On the blog

Let’s Finally Reform the Tax System, by Robert Breunig.

Social Security and COVID-19: Exposing the Limits of Social Protection?, by Jane Millar and Peter Whiteford.

Snap Back to What? We Need a Steady March to Reform – and a Broader Tax Base, by John Hewson.

JobKeeper Could Be a Depression Beater, by Chris Edmond, Steven Hamilton and Bruce Preston.

Open Letter to the Prime Minister: Extend Coronavirus Support to Temporary Workers, by Peter Whiteford.

The Government’s Fiscal Tool Kit for COVID-19, by Miranda Stewart and Peter Whiteford.

The Australian Government Opens a Coronavirus Super Loophole: It’s Legal to Put Your Money In, Take It Out, and Save on Tax, by Robert Breunig and Tristram Sainsbury.

Coronavirus Supplement: Your Guide to the Australian Payments That Will Go to the Extra Million on Welfare, by Peter Whiteford and Bruce Bradbury.

When It Comes to Sick Leave, We’re Not Much Better Prepared for Coronavirus Than the US, by Peter Whiteford and Bruce Bradbury.


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