High childcare costs continue to hurt families. Affordable childcare could boost workforce participation and help the COVID recovery.
You’d think it would be a simple question to answer, but unfortunately it’s not. Here’s why.
Why cheaper childcare is an economic reform and who benefits
Tomorrow’s Budget is likely to feature personal income tax cuts – this piece explains the policy choices, who benefits, and the key things to look out for
Making childcare tax-deductible would be a backward step. Most families, and especially low-income families, would be worse off than under the subsidy. And work disincentives would be even worse than they are now.
Grattan has developed a new tool for monitoring the impacts of the coronavirus on the Australian economy
About 1 in 3 Australian businesses have expressed interest in the JobKeeper Program – but not all sectors are represented equally.
Governments around the globe are promising record amounts of spending to tackle the crisis. And those commitments will get bigger before this is over.
The Government has announced almost $200 billion of spending in less than a month. If you are having trouble keeping up – here is a short summary.
Every state and territory government in Australia has announced a spending response to the COVID-19 crisis. The measures, including loans, tax deferrals, and health spending, so far total almost $15 billion. This compliments the almost $194 billion in direct economic measures already announced by the Federal Government.