Govt ‘gaslights’ COVID-19 recovery

Posted on: Fri 28 May 2021

Last year the federal government launched their ‘gas-fired recovery’ plan, claiming gas would help re‑establish a strong economy in the face of a COVID-19 recession.

New research by the Australia Institute has found between May 2020 and February 2021, employment across the economy grew by more than 863,000.

Meanwhile, Australia’s ‘gas led recovery’ contributed to a loss of 3,800 jobs in the same timeframe.

Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at the Australia Institute and co-author of the report, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to discuss.

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Produced by Soph Landau, Shannon Pearce, Tom Mann


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