Some Australians are living through a recession for the first time.
GDP figures from the Bureau of Statistics show Australia’s economy shrank 0.3 per cent in the March quarter, amid bushfires and the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alison Pennington is a Senior Economist and spoke to ABC’s business reporter Sue Lannin.
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