Australian workers need an economic bailout to save them from a coronavirus-induced depression. Instead, Scott Morrison's right-wing government is using the state to attack unions and shovel money to corporations.
Alison Pennington is an economist with the progressive think-tank the Centre for Future Work in Sydney, Australia.
The Australian labor movement is internationally envied for the high wages and generous welfare state it won. But the world of work is changing, and if unions don’t change with it, they’ll face existential decline.