Stimulus package a big mistake, says Abbott’s former economist

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 6 : 23-Apr-20

The necessity of the federal government’s $194bn coronavirus stimulus package has been questioned by Andrew Stone, the chief economist of former prime minister Tony Abbott. Stone argues that the stimulus package – and the national lockdown – should be progressively wound back, given that the virus outbreak has not been as severe in Australia as had been feared. He has also criticised economists who have signed an open letter cautioning the federal government against easing lockdown restrictions too soon.

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