Elections, Promises, and Bribes
Only now have the details been uncovered to show how long it took for the former government to decide the grants. The results are another reminder of the way political ambition now distorts the use of taxpayer funds on policies that are meant to be about the national interest – and why it is important that Anthony Albanese has vowed not to repeat this pattern now he sits in the prime minister’s suite.How Scott Morrison’s JobMaker played politics with $1.3 billion
The Coalition government’s signature employment policy for young people JobMaker has created just 609 jobs. And thanks to the flawed design of JobKeeper, which shut out many young people from key financial support, superannuation accounts were emptied, for which the young will pay a heavy price down the track. Kathryn Daley, Belinda Johnson and Patrick O’Keefe report.