Almost two million Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app in the first 22 hours of its release. But that is a long way from the numbers the app needs to be effective. The government needs to do more to convince people it can be trusted.
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.
The March labour force data will report on a jobs market that sadly no longer exists – the Australia before widespread spatial distancing and shutdowns of non-essential businesses.
Governments around the globe are promising record amounts of spending to tackle the crisis. And those commitments will get bigger before this is over.
A growing body of evidence shows that if we can hold the course for a little while longer, Australia could beat coronavirus.
Australia has turned a corner, but we must be careful about when we lift restrictions, what restrictions we lift, and in what order.
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.
Driven by tighter restrictions at the border, new cases of COVID-19 have fallen rapidly in Australia. But local transmission has not shared the same fate, with the rate of new cases remaining relatively flat over the past week or so.
Consumer confidence is a timely measure of what Australian households think about their own finances and the state of the economy overall. In the week ending 29 March, the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index plunged to the lowest level in the nearly-50-year history of that series.