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It’s not just Canberra. The states face a corona budget belting too

3 June 2020

5:00 AM

3 June 2020

5:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has drawn state government policies into the response to a national crisis like rarely before a consequence of the states’ role in the national cabinet; their control over restrictions and their relaxation; and their health responsibilities.   

The conventional wisdom is that while the states are wielding much of the power, the Commonwealth will bear the fiscal costs and political accountability for the economic fall and recovery.

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