Disease management

Journal article

Public Health Unit notifications of hepatitis C and their follow-up in South Western Sydney, Australia

This cross-sectional study aimed to determine treatment rates among those newly diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) virus in the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) in NSW, Australia.
Journal article

Bondi and beyond. Lessons from three waves of COVID-19 from 2020

This paper looks at what lessons can be learnt from the public health response to the first three waves of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New South Wales (NSW), which began in January, July and December 2020.
Draft report

Report on public hearing 12: The experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

In May 2021, the Royal Commission conducted a public hearing in Sydney considering the experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This is the report of the three Commissioners who participated in the hearing.
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.
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...

Bridge over troubled water

The COVID-19 pandemic caused Australia’s first recession in a generation. In Victoria, the second wave of COVID-19 infections and subsequent extended stay-at-home orders, and other public health restrictions needed to actively suppress the virus, has extended that economic downturn longer than other States and Territories.

Attitudes to a post-Covid Australia

This report explores the extent to which attitudes to COVID-19, lockdowns and vaccination have changed, and what sort of post-pandemic future Australians expect.

Doherty modelling – assumptions of TTIQ and their impact on Phase 2 modelling

This report argues that the effectiveness of test, trace, isolate, quarantine (TTIQ) is likely to be dependent upon case numbers, but current modelling does not take this into account. As cases rise to unplanned levels, current TTIQ assumptions undermine Doherty modelling of Phase 2.