Want to fast-track the economic recovery? Then you need working women and affordable childcare

- August 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

New research by the Grattan Institue makes it clear that if Australia wants a speedy economic recovery post-COVID-19, the key is affordable childcare and working women. The new report Cheaper childcare: a practical plan to boost female workforce participation estimates that overhauling the childcare subsidy scheme and providing more affordable childcare would add $11 billion… Read more »


Victoria launches new ad campaign to tell the real health story of battling coronavirus

- August 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the launch of a series of new advertisements which aim to tell the real story of people’s experience battling COVID-19. The new campaign will begin airing today across multiple platforms and features real Victorians relaying their health experience with coronavirus. The premier hopes the ads will push home the… Read more »


Small Business ombudsman welcomes JobKeeper changes

- August 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed changes to the JobKeeper eligibility criteria, saying it will help support more businesses, particularly those in Victoria facing the impact of tighter restrictions. The changes to the eligibility test outlined by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this morning mean businesses are only required to demonstrate a… Read more »


Coronavirus update: mental health support for Victorians, QLD zero infections, VIC 471 new diagnoses, unemployement predicted to hit 13 per cent as $9billion shaved from economy

- August 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The prime minister Scott Morrison has outlined there will be an increased focus on the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians as the city’s capital enters stage four restrictions today. The PM took time out during a cybersecurity press conference to acknowledge the 1000s of Victorians now working from home, thanking them for their commitment… Read more »