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TAKE A LOOK-Australia prepares budget amid pandemic slump

    SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Australia's federal budget update is due on Oct.
6, where Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is expected to announce a new fiscal strategy
to boost jobs and growth to help pull the country out of its worst downturn
since the Great Depression. 
    Following are key Reuters stories in the run up to the budget.

Manufacturing sector to get $925 million in grants                       
Bigger deficit needed for faster recovery - Deloitte                     
Australia abandons "unrealistic" budget surplus goal                     
Australia extends airline relief package                                 
Public debt blows out on welfare payment boost                              
Australia sells record A$25 bln in new 2026 bonds                        
Westpac pushes back RBA cut rate expectation to Nov                     
$1.4 bln spending on nascent renewable energy projects                   
Australia loosens lending laws to revive economy                         
Australia to overhaul bankruptcy laws to help firms                      
Company reporting, capital raising rules relaxation extended             
Australia proposes paying oil refiners to stay open                      
Australia to boost fuel storage, subsidise refineries                    
RBA assessing various monetary policy options                       
Jobless rate slips, but youth face tough times                         
Australia turns to manufacturing to pull out of recession                

 (Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Toby Chopra)
  
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