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Disease management

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Briefing paper

COVID-19 futures: implications for policy makers

In May 2021, the Institute for Government and Wellcome Trust convened two private roundtables on medium- to long-term future scenarios for the COVID-19 pandemic. This document identifies the most important insights from these roundtables.
Journal article

Health and economic costs of early and delayed suppression and the unmitigated spread of COVID-19: the case of Australia

The research in this article compares the health and economic costs of early and delayed mandated suppression and the unmitigated spread of ‘first-wave’ COVID-19 infections in Australia in 2020.
Working paper

Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic

The scenarios in this paper demonstrate that even a contained outbreak (which is optimistic), will significantly impact the global economy in the coming years. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic under plausible scenarios are substantial and the ongoing economic adjustment is far from over.
Report

COVID-19 procurements and deployments of the National Medical Stockpile

This audit is one of five performance audits conducted under phase one of the ANAO’s multi-year strategy that focuses on the effective, efficient, economical and ethical delivery of the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the second of two performance audits focused on...
Briefing paper

Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia

This paper argues that Australian governments should consider an effective and proportionate value-based response to COVID-19, and its longer-term health consequences, that considers patient health outcomes and costs.
Policy report

A roadmap to reopening

The urgency shown by Australia in initially suppressing and then locally eliminating COVID-19 now needs to be shown towards preparing the country for reopening its international borders. This report outlines a pathway to reopening Australia and then rebuilding for Australia’s future success.
Report

2020 hindsight: the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

This report looks back on the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic and report on what we have seen, primarily through the lens of complaints received from individuals about the actions taken by NSW Government agencies.
Policy report

A right to come home? Repatriation rights and policy in Australia

A key pillar of Australia’s success in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has been its closure of international borders. This paper addresses the principal issues concerning repatriation policy, and sets out recommendations to address deficiencies.
Report

Legislative leadership in the time of COVID-19

This report finds that safeguarding democracy and improving government responses to health emergencies requires us to strengthen legislatures. On this basis, it recommends that international donors, civil society groups and governments themselves should focus on five key areas of reform.
Report

Primary and secondary school closures in Victoria due to COVID-19: chronology

This chronology provides an overview of key opening and closing dates for Victorian primary and secondary schools between March 2020 and February 2021, in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.