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Fact sheet

Using the Social Progress Index to identify COVID-19 vulnerabilities: a CSI Amplify response

COVID-19 Economic depressions Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Business enterprises Economic stimulus Government expenditure Australia

This fact sheet shows that the bulk of Federal, State and Territory policy responses to COVID-19 have focused on economic protection - specifically on protecting or supporting businesses.

Understandably, there has also been a large investment in basic healthcare that has been able to support rapid COVID-19 testing, as well as necessary hospitalisations. However, there were also policies introduced that may ultimately end up harming Australia’s social progress.

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