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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is very upbeat about the economy, despite an official unemployment rate of 6.6% and a growing wealth divide. Peter Boyle investigates.

The recession, we're told, is over. But, as Graham Matthews details, Australia’s unemployed and underemployed are about to face more pain as the COVID-19 subsidies are withdrawn.

About 330,000 people will be pushed into poverty when the coronavirus supplement is cut again on January 1, writes Peter Boyle.

The Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020 reveals that the pandemic and associated economic crisis hasn’t impacted the 1%. Jim McIlroy reports.

Tuesday’s budget is on everybody’s mind. Most people will be looking for whatever life buoys Treasury throws, writes Suzanne James.

Newcastle unionists and anti-poverty activists protested federal cuts to JobSeeker at a snap action outside Centrelink, reports Steve O'Brien.

Lessons need to be learned to stop a third and fourth wave coronavirus shutdown, says Jacob Andrewatha.

Young people already know about insecure work. Darren Saffin and Chloe DS argue that the federal government needs a plan for sustainable, permanent jobs and housing that is not prohibitive.

 

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's economic restructure plans will not only fall way short of what's needed, Graham Matthews argues they are also designed to attack working people.

While a concerted campaign by unions and welfare groups has forced the federal government to extend the JobKeeper program and JobSeeker supplement, the cuts it has announced means the battle for jobs and welfare must continue, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

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