Unions and business say the recession shows the need for further government support beyond the six months envisioned when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
ACTU president Michele O’Neil said the government needed a comprehensive plan to create jobs and lift Australia out of the COVID-19 crisis.
The union movement has proposed an eight-point plan which includes lifting wages and living standards, investing in public and community services, infrastructure spending and investment in education and training.
The Morrison government on Thursday announced a $688 million HomeBuilder package, offering Australians $25,000 grants for new homes and renovations in a bid to have a ‘tradie-led recovery’ for the economy.
Mr Frydenberg told reporters the government would announce changes to JobKeeper in July, alongside a budget update which had initially been scheduled for June.