Government spending so easy - repair so difficult

Reversing spending benefits will be difficult.
17 April 2020
The federal government has loosened its purse strings and boosted spending in an attempt to soften the economic impact of COVID-19, but reversing the "benefits" once the virus is under control will be difficult, writes John Hewson in his regular column for Australian Community Media.
Dr Hewson, a professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, says the government must use the opportunity for reform and build a sustainable basis for longer-term recovery.

Read his latest column published in The Canberra Times


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