CEDA Council on Economic Policy economic recovery series


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CEDA's Council on Economic Policy has prepared a series of papers that each address a different aspect of the economic crisis precipitated by COVID-19. These papers will consider issues including the state of the labour market, the role of housing in recovery, and the way institutions will shape our recovery.

Macroeconomic policy: avoiding the cliff

In the first paper in the Economic Recovery Series, UTS Institute of Public Policy and Governance Visiting Professor and former NSW Treasury Secretary, Percy Allan, and economic adviser to Bob Hawke and former government minister, Craig Emerson, consider the need for new macroeconomic policy to avoid the 'economic cliff' marked by the end of the Federal Government's initial support measures in September.

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Labour market policy after COVID-19

In Labour market policy after COVID-19, we explore labour market policy issues that needs to be (or might be perceived to need to be) addressed and presents practical ideas on ways forward.

This series of contributions from policy experts, including Elizabeth Hill, Peter Davison and Sonia Arrakal who describe the outlook and propose policy options for the groups who it seems will be most adversely affected by the COVID-19 recession: respectively women, the long-term unemployed and young people. Jeff Borland addresses the scope for job creation via wage subsidy/hiring credit programs. Gabriela D’Souza reviews how COVID-19 is likely to affect immigration and what opportunities that may create for Australia. Finally, articles by Michael Keating and Andrew Stewart examine two main areas of potential structural policy reform already under consideration by the Federal Government: reform to the training system and industrial relations reform. 

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