This briefing paper examines two previous epidemics in PNG and then describes the population and the movements of people who will carry the COVID-19 virus with them, to suggest how this epidemic will develop.
This Oxfam International briefing concedes that while it is understandable that national leaders are focused on tackling the current health crisis in their own countries, G20 countries must find the space for supporting other nations too, if humanity is to successfully beat this disease.
Governments are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) aims to track and compare government responses to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. This resource will continue to be updated throughout the crisis.
This briefing paper suggests that many Australians won‘t have to change much to adapt to new ways of online socialising. Data from the 2017 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes show that for about 45% of Australians, all or most of their communication with family members...
This paper discusses the relatively untouched topic of temporary migrants’ health care management in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE), which are temporary seasonal worker schemes.
Prosper Australia has prepared this policy brief to present a solution as to how state governments can provide relief and certainty to businesses, while allowing landlords to participate in economic resilience measures.
Australia could see higher proportional death rates from the novel coronavirus outbreak than in China, due to our relatively older population and the more severe symptoms of the virus in older people, according to this perspective by Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the Biosecurity Program...
This series was created to improve the conversation and engagement between academic and policy communities. It also aims to draw attention to the most significant strategic questions facing Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
As the novel coronavirus sweeps around the world, public health systems and political leaders in every country are being put to the test. This paper provides a succinct look at how Australia and the United States are tackling the coronavirus pandemic, comparing and contrasting the...