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Improving immunisation coverage

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Department of Health’s approach to improving and monitoring immunisation coverage.
Journal article

Learning to live with COVID-19 in Australia: time for a new approach

A strategy of having zero COVID-19 cases Australia-wide is no longer an option. In this article, the author argues that we must find a workable, ethical and economically sustainable approach to controlling disease incidence, hospitalisations and deaths.
Position paper

Improve COVID-19 vaccination and pandemic preparedness for people with disability

This paper calls for State and Federal governments to act now to ramp up vaccination among people with disability, improve pandemic preparedness, and implement best practice responses to outbreaks in disability group homes.
Discussion paper

Please check-in: a blueprint for a safe, fair and ethical vaccination 'passport'

Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.

What the Doherty modelling really tells us about opening up at 80 per cent vaccination

Rarely, if ever, has an Australian Prime Minister relied on statistical modelling as heavily as Scott Morrison. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the assumption and less commonly reported, but important, results of the recent Doherty Institute modelling.

Vaccine related fraud and security risks: interim report

The dynamic nature of an international pandemic such as COVID-19 carries inherent security risks for governments, businesses and individuals. Due to such concerns regarding potential future fraudulent behaviour relating to the COVID-19 vaccination status of individuals, which cannot be properly predicted at this point, the...
Working paper

A proposal for long-term COVID-19 control

This paper propose a multimodal strategy for long-term COVID control — one that sets up multiple barriers of protection so that we are able to not only contain SARS-CoV-2 and eliminate COVID-19 as a major life-threatening disease, but also return to a new social and...
Policy report

90 days to freedom? Why Australia can learn from Canada’s vaccination success

This paper argues that the biggest risk to Australia's public health and economic outlook is not the failure to reach thresholds for full vaccination, but that governments will be excessively cautious in easing restrictions once the thresholds are reached.

National plan to transition Australia’s national COVID-19 response

This strategy document provides an overview of a national plan to transition Australia’s national COVID-19 response from its current, pre-vaccination settings.

Race to 80: our best shot at living with COVID

This report argues that once 80 per cent of the Australian population is vaccinated – and 95 per cent of the most vulnerable, including the over-70s – the nation can begin to ‘live with' COVID-19.