Labor's draft manifesto and budget response reveal common ground on gas, but not purpose, while the crossbench says no deal.
The low emissions future gets A$18 billion over 10 years for a mixed bag of technologies but an abundance of gas and coal will still "play an important role".
Australia's suppression strategy requires dropping Covid-19 deaths to a politically acceptable level, not breaking the health or aged care systems, and record deficits.
Treasury's advice supports the Morrison government's belated backflip on wage subsidies as it walks away from a "snapback".
The new financial year brings a data bonanza, tax cuts, legally proper virtual meetings, and some timely funding extensions.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared “COAG is no more” but the reality of federation means much of its brains trust will remain.
Millions of Australians face a September cliff edge where current government and bank support cuts out but the Morrison government has a plan for a plan.
Energy and resources firms hold the line against the Covid-19 shutdown, while regulators ease up on reform.
The rapid pivot from timid stimulus to survival mode depends on critical infrastructure. On that there is consensus.
Phase II of the coronavirus response is being prepped, even before phase I is rolled out.
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