Pandemics

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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.
Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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

World happiness report 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Happiness Report, which uses global survey data to report how people evaluate their own lives in more than 150 countries worldwide.
Report

COVID-19 vaccination rates and Victoria’s arts sector

This research paper provides a snapshot of the state of Victoria’s arts and entertainment sector between October 2021 and mid-January 2022, as restrictions eased in line with vaccination rates rising. It also explores how state and local governments in Victoria implemented policy and allocated finances...
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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...
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Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (January 2022): riding the Omicron wave

This paper provides a summary of COVID-19 and wellbeing data from the January 2022 ANUpoll, the tenth poll in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Survey program.
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Really proper dangerous one: Aboriginal responses to the first wave of COVID-19 in the Kimberley

Undertaken between September 2020 and January 2022, this research project sought to document the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and other government measures on Aboriginal people in the Kimberley, and how Aboriginal communities and organisations responded to these measures.
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Economic insecurity and intimate partner violence in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

This research focuses on the intersection of economic insecurity and women’s experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.
Report

The COVID-19 vaccination programme: trials, tribulations and successes

The COVID-19 vaccination programme has been one of the few almost unqualified successes of the UK’s response to the pandemic. Based on interviews with a wide range of people involved in the programme, this report sets out what the roll-out in England has achieved, as...
Report

Navigating a pandemic: Australian practices and perspectives on information, services and technologies during the COVID-19 crisis

This report provides a comprehensive overview of how participants have coped during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have sought out resources during periods of disruption, isolation and quarantine. The findings offer insights that may enhance service provision and systems design decisions to better support...
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COVID-19 practices and perceptions in Australia (2020-2021)

This research project investigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living in Australia, with a particular focus on their experiences, perceptions and practices—especially in terms of tracking technologies (the COVIDSafe app, the use of QR codes), masks and other prosocial techniques.
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Select Committee on COVID-19: third interim report - public interest immunity claims

This interim report informs the Senate about claims of public interest immunity received by the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 in the course of its examination of the Australian government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report discusses three claims received by the committee by...
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Service innovation deep dive: summary report

Acknowledging the significant impact of COVID-19 on community services, researchers sought to understand the ways in which organisations in the aged care, disability and emergency relief sectors had innovated during COVID-19.
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Strengthening our health communication systems: pandemic lessons for Melbourne’s west

Effective health communication during the pandemic has been particularly challenging for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who live in Melbourne’s west. This review draws upon literature from COVID-19 and other pandemic or emergency responses.
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Management of international travel restrictions during COVID-19

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian government's management of international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.