A COVID-19 Tax Rebate for Frontline Workers

The COVID crisis has highlighted the importance of frontline workers who have often been undervalued in Australian society, especially those in retail, health services, public transport and cleaning.

This paper makes the case that future tranches of fiscal stimulus should target this cohort of Australian workers – not only as a way of paying gratitude to their service during an unprecedented crisis, but as a productive form of economic stimulus.

June 2020
Liliana Tai and Edward Cavanough