As NSW faces a protracted lockdown, stimulus is back on the agenda to keep the economy from crashing and burning. The federal government has come out with a COVID-19 disaster payment while avoiding the magic word on everyone’s lips: JobKeeper. Do we need to bring back a new refined version of the wage subsidy program or will the current stimulus plan be enough to save businesses?
- Mary Aldred, CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia
- Peter Docherty, Associate Professor of Economics at UTS
- Steven Hamilton, Assistant Professor at George Washington University and Chief Economist at Blueprint Institute