Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned against creating a dependency on coronavirus support measures as economists urge the government to continue welfare schemes.
The Grattan Institute has recommended the government spend between $70 billion and $90 billion on extra economic stimulus measures.
The International Monetary Fund is calling for a gradual exit from support programs, with public investment to accelerate the recovery.
Mr Morrison says economists…
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Red-hot Demons thrash Pies to rise into top eight – AFL
Melbourne has scored its best win in almost two years, crushing an insipid Collingwood at the Gabba
MELBOURNE has surged into the top eight, playing its best football since 2018 to thump Collingwood by 56 points at the Gabba on Saturday night.
The Demons blew the game open with an exhilarating seven-goal second quarter and kept their foot to the floor, running out rampant 16.4 (100) to 6.8 (44) winners.
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Even without injured skipper Max Gawn, they matched Collingwood’s midfield and then used dare and bravery with the ball to open up the usual…
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After 303 new cases on Saturday, Brett Sutton said he was aware isolation of ban on home visits was a burden ‘some people will really struggle with’.
Home visits have been banned in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire since stage three restrictions began on July 8. An easing of stage four on September 13 would mark almost 10 weeks and Professor Sutton acknowledged a period of isolation that long would be particularly difficult for some Victorians.
“We certainly always balance: what are the benefits – psychological, health-wise – in terms of easing of restrictions?” Professor Sutton said on Saturday.
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