This report maps a range of social fault lines and data-related challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised. In the process, it highlights some emerging best practices and lessons learned that can guide future emergency responses.
In this statement, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences asserts that the robust review processes undertaken by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) means that Australians can be confident that approved vaccines meet strict safety and efficacy criteria.
Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic
This document sets out priorities for Australia’s path through the pandemic and identifies a number of actions which the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences believes will equip Australia to continue its successful management of the pandemic.
As Boris Johnson prepares to unveil his latest roadmap out of lockdown, this paper warns that any mismanagement that risks a fourth lockdown would represent a serious failure of government. The paper sets out how the government can optimise its strategy and, crucially, learn from...
2020 was a year of rapid policy development in Australia. It brought twists and turns in decision-making, as governments responded to a crisis that remains with us in 2021, as nations keep working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides valuable analysis to help...
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every state and territory on earth, including those where there are as yet no cases of infection. This edited collection represents the work of over 50 academic and professional contributors across the world, linked through their research connections to the...
The UK government is finalising arrangements for a partial hotel quarantine system to begin on 15 February 2021. This paper outlines those gaps and challenges, posing a series of questions the government must answer if it wants its quarantine system to be a success.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Victorian government’s response have rapidly evolved over the course of this inquiry. This second inquiry report reflects the impact of the second wave of the pandemic, as well as the subsequent actions taken by the government to manage it up...
Life after coronavirus will not feel like life before. In this paper, the author argues that it is best that governments acknowledge that and start planning now in order to capture the best that can come out of a very tough period, while not raising...
This consultation was the first in Australia to investigate People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) uptake of and satisfaction with aged care services. It also investigated attitudes to aged care and whether Australian PLHIV believed the aged care service system can meet their particular care needs.