HomeBuilder and jobs for the boys

06.23.2020 - By Follow The Money

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The government's Homebuilder program is designed to help the construction sector, but construction is not labour intensive and it's dominated by blokes, when we know women are bearing the brunt of this recession. So this week Follow The Money talks to senior economist at the Australia Institute Matt Grudnoff, who explains why we could get better bang for our stimulus buck by targeting industries that employ more people overall, particularly women.

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Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Guests: Matt Grudnoff, senior economist of the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff

Producer: Jennifer Macey with help from Grace Crivellaro

Theme music: Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum.

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