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Post-JobKeeper, unemployment could head north of 7%: here’s why

It’s not just the end of JobKeeper that will push up unemployment in April according to The University of Melbourne's Roger Wilkins.

Local travel agents fighting to stay afloat

Hit incredibly hard by the COVID recession, travel agents across Canberra have gone from looking at a good year to operating at a loss.

Indigenous artists miss out in Budget

Despite an uncertain art market, the cancellation of the visual art calendar’s major events and the loss of international tourist sales, already struggling Indigenous artists are among those to miss out in...

Pandemic welfare reduces gap between rich and poor

New University of Canberra research has discovered a reduction in income inequity during the pandemic - meaning the gap between the richest and poorest has shrunk - and they have put it down to increased welfare payments.

Australia enters first recession since 1991

ABS data released today confirmed Australia has entered its first recession since June 1991 with GDP falling 7% in the June quarter.

ACT Government extends support for local businesses

The ACT Government is extending a range of economic survival measures to help local businesses continue to trade and keep Canberrans employed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

COVID support payment changes ‘distressing news’

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has put its support behind its national colleagues in the push to maintain a higher unemployment welfare rate, after an announcement from the Federal Government today.

Measures to support Canberra-based foreign nationals

An ACT Government package will assist foreign nationals such as international students and temporary visa-holders ineligible for Commonwealth assistance.

26,000 ACT casual workers not eligible for wage subsidy

Up to 26,000 casual and migrant workers in Canberra are ineligible for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme, according to new research.
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