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Sleep problems as a risk factor for chronic conditions

This report summarises evidence on the prevalence of sleep problems and their relationship with chronic health conditions.
Policy report

Australian COVID-19 policy responses: good for health equity or a missed opportunity?

This report examines the health equity implications of the 156 policy measures that were introduced by the Australian federal and state/territory governments in response to the pandemic during the period 12 March to 16 June 2020.
Policy report

Australian COVID-19 policy responses: a health equity report card

This report assesses the health equity implications of federal, state and territory government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across housing, employment and income support.
Briefing paper

A human rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s proposed COVID-19 Protection Framework

This document assesses the New Zealand Government's response to COVID-19 from a human rights perspective.

The role of Australian local governments in creating a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system

Despite much work on creating healthy food systems, local governments in New South Wales and Victoria struggle to prevent the sale and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. This report details the issues and offers suggestions for improvement.
Position paper

Joint position paper: The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (Vic)

This position paper argues that in order to create fit-for-purpose permanent pandemic legislation in Victoria, a suite of interconnected and mutually-reinforcing amendments are required.

The use of QR codes to identify COVID-19 contacts and the role of data trust and data privacy

The aim of this paper is to provide an update on attitudes of the general public to data privacy during the COVID-19 period, as well as the factors associated with the use of QR codes and other government apps/web-sites for contact tracing purposes.

Managing the next crisis: twelve principles for dealing with viral uncertainty

Governments and societies continue to face the unforeseen and unprecedented challenges of responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this report, the authors—renowned experts on governance at all levels—step back to understand how governments have operated in developing strategies and programs to address...

Daniel Andrews’ pandemic Bill: the attack on our democracy

In this report, the IPA's Morgan Begg argues that the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021, introduced by the Andrews Government into the Victorian Legislative Assembly on 26 October, is a demand for power that is unprecedented in Australia’s peacetime history.

National review of hotel quarantine

Australia implemented international border restrictions early in the course of the pandemic in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This review examines quarantine systems and processes in all States and Territories, except Victoria.