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Now for the even grimmer news: it’s a hell of a time to be governing – Sydney Morning Herald

States reopening at different speeds, an economy that can’t be rebuilt by one government alone – the national mood has shifted to gloomy.

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In April, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced he would be releasing an economic statement in June. In June, he put out a press release informing the nation he would be releasing the statement in July, because there was a review of JobKeeper under way, and because the economy was re-opening faster than expected. In other words, for brightly optimistic reasons. The nation felt hopeful.
Two weeks ago, I drove to Bundanoon. I switched off my phone, ignored news. Three days later, looking at front p…

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