As the JobSeeker payment changes and the JobKeeper end date approaches, EY believes that the Australian economy is in a good spot.
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Many Australians are watching with interest as changes to the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments take effect this month.
While the implications of these changes for unemployment and the economy are yet to materialise, EY believes that Australia is on the right path.
Will the changes impact the Australian economy?
However, for Australia to continue its march forward, one chief economist believes that businesses need to exhibit strong future growth prospects.
Jo Masters noted in the AFR that, as Australia steers its way out of the pandemic, the next twelve months require a strong corporate sector.
The sector is also predicted to play a key role in boosting investing and driving economic growth once the JobKeeper payments end and JobSeeker is reduced.
EY says Australia is in “great shape”
EY continued that Australia is faring “above average” when compared to other similar economies. It believes that following coronavirus, Australia will be in one of the best positions to rebound from the economic and health blows dealt by the pandemic. As quoted by AFR, the report stated, “Australia is in great shape, one of the top performers when viewed against many comparable developed economies”.
With JobSeeker changing and JobKeeper coming to a close, EY remains confident the country is well positioned to grow. However, businesses will have to help lead the way.
In addition to changes to the JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs, there’s also an economic support payment due to come out this month. This comes at the same time as the government’s half-price airfare scheme. And, if EY’s report is anything to go by, Australians can be reassured regarding the current picture of our economy.
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