To date, the government policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been successful. This is more than welcome, but we now need to prepare for the marathon ahead.
Now that a pandemic has been declared, and market upheaval is upon us, the most valuable commodity required by all is a clear head.
Finally, the penny has dropped. Well, $12 billion actually. The BPS and HYEFU announced in December sign-posted a significant shift towards a more active government.
We’ve been braced for the onset of a recession for a while, but we’re not there yet. Good signs remain, although so do many bad and ugly ones.
Will the Wellbeing Budget be gazumped by a sombre economic outlook? The short-term outlook is uninviting as the global economy works to skirt potholes.