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Forget JobKeeper — what the government and the country need now is a JabMaker plan

By Mark Kenny, Professor, Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University
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Forget last week’s healthy 5.6% unemployment rate.

It might be “comfortably below” the Coalition’s 6% threshold for commencing “fiscal repair” (another term for unpopular spending cuts), but the government is under unforeseen political pressure and is anything but relaxed and comfortable.

In any event, this 5.6% figure was from March, which is an important detail because it predated the wind-up of the JobKeeper wage subsidy.

Who knows what that…


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