Disease management

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Briefing paper

Review of COVID-19 vaccine and treatment purchasing and procurement: executive summary and recommendations

Professor Jane Halton AO has submitted the final report of her independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine and treatment procurements to the Albanese Government. This publication contains the executive summary and recommendations from the report.
Report

Hard lessons: reckoning the economic, social, and humanitarian costs of zero-Covid

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia imposed some of the strictest measures in the western world. The restrictions dramatically changed every aspect of society and human dynamics and engagement. This report evaluates the harm caused as a direct result of COVID-19 restrictions.
Report

The crime of criminalising everyday life: the rule of law discarded in Victoria's COVID-19 response

The criminal law was the main instrument employed by the Victorian government to force Victorians to comply with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown in the world. This report argues that the criminal law should never again be used as a blunt instrument of oppression to achieve...
Report

The COVID-19 pandemic: second report

This report follows on from the report published last year entitled 2020 hindsight: the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NSW Ombudsman's aim has been to look back on the second year of the pandemic and provide an account of what has been...
Report

Strengthening Australia’s pandemic preparedness

This report highlights six science and technology areas critical to minimising the impact of pandemics in Australia. It also makes 20 recommendations that could reduce impacts while improving economic, social and health outcomes.
Report

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the planning and implementation of Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Strategy

National biosecurity strategy 2022-2032

The task for Australia’s biosecurity system is becoming increasingly complex, creating new challenges for governments, industry and other stakeholders in protecting Australia’s biosecurity status. This strategy document outlines a collective vision for Australia’s future biosecurity system.
Report

Managing extreme risks: how the new government can learn from Covid to be better prepared for the next crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s approach to managing extreme risks. This report looks at some of the problems that emerged and sets out recommendations for how the UK government could strengthen its risk management to ensure that the nation is better...
Policy report

Identifying effective policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

This report summarises a series of analyses conducted by the Social Wellbeing Agency to determine the effectiveness of several responses aiming to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This involved comparing data on COVID-19 policies to reported case rates in New Zealand and 49 similar countries.
Report

Overseas crisis management and response: the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s management of the return of overseas Australians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas crisis management and response arrangements in meeting the government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Report

2022 Emerging issues: Community Consultation and Engagement Forum report

This report highlights that despite the impacts of the COVID pandemic on the lives of people living with HIV in NSW, there remains a resilience within the community and a strong desire to seek out options to move towards improving their quality of life.
Briefing paper

Working with COVID: insecure jobs, sick pay, and public health

According to this research, almost one in five Australians (and a higher proportion of young workers) acknowledge working with potential COVID symptoms over the course of the pandemic. The research also confirms the public health dangers of Australia’s existing patchwork system of sick leave and...
Report

Select Committee on COVID-19: final report

A key recommendation from this inquiry is for the Australian government report to the Parliament at least once every two years, commencing in 2024, on the state of Australian pandemic preparedness, including all relevant planning, policy and simulation activities undertaken by government agencies during the...
Report

NSW Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: report

This inquiry was a first for the New South Wales Legislative Council, ensuring that parliamentary scrutiny of the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic continued at various times in 2020, 2021 and 2022 when the Legislative Council itself was either unable or not scheduled to...
Discussion paper

The impact of and responses to the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disability: issues paper

This issues paper is asking the public to share their views on the impact of, and responses to, the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disability. The paper asks 14 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses.
Report

Powers of detention in Victorian pandemic legislation

This research highlights how the powers of detention in the Victorian government’s pandemic management legislation could be struck down for being incompatible with the Australian Constitution.
Report

Human biosecurity for international air travellers during COVID-19

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the management of human biosecurity for international air travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake in children aged 5–11 years: behavioural insights from the field

This report summarises the reflections from an online forum convened by COSSI and NCIRS, and supported by the Australian Department of Health, on 3 March 2022.
Report

Coordination of health care: patient and primary care factors associated with potentially preventable hospitalisations for chronic conditions

This study investigates the relationship between aspects of a patient’s health and primary care experiences and their likelihood of also having a potentially preventable hospitalisation (PPH) for a chronic condition during the survey period.
Report

Licence to lead: lessons for public bodies from the pandemic response in health

The COVID-19 crisis threw public bodies to the forefront of the government’s pandemic response. There were notable successes, but politicians, civil servants and public body leaders have much to learn from their experience of working together under pressure. This report offers nine key lessons that...