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Pandemics

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Report

COVID-19: make it the last pandemic

Since September 2020, the Independent Panel has systematically, rigorously and comprehensively examined why COVID-19 became a global health and socio-economic crisis. This document presents the panel's findings and recommendations for action to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, and aims to ensure that any future infectious disease...
Report

Uncertain but inevitable: the expert-policy-political nexus and high-impact risks

This report exposes gaps in New Zealand’s risk management ecosystem and argues that countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks.
Report

Scientific considerations for using COVID-19 vaccination certifications

This report provides an overview of the relevant scientific knowledge and considerations regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates to support a safe return to travel and other economic activities.
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.
Report

Fraud and its relationship to pandemics and economic crises: from Spanish flu to COVID-19

This report seeks to draw out the common characteristics of frauds associated with pandemics. The report identifies some novel crime types and methodologies arising during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 that were not seen in previous pandemics.
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.
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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.
Book

The China Story yearbook 2020: crisis

The 2020 edition of the China Story yearbook examines the downward-spiralling Sino-Australian relationship, the difficult ‘co-morbidities’ of China’s relations with the US, the end of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in Hong Kong, the simmering border conflict with India, and the rise of pandemic-related anti-Chinese racism.
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Vaccination and testing of the border workforce for COVID-19 and risk of community outbreaks: a modelling study

In this article, the authors use a stochastic model of COVID-19 transmission and testing to investigate the effect that vaccination of border workers has on the risk of an outbreak in an unvaccinated community.
Report

Responding to shocks: 10 lessons for government

As the United Kingdom hits the anniversary of the first national lockdown, this report sets out 10 lessons that government should learn from its handling of the COVID-19 crisis.