Pandemics

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Race to 80: our best shot at living with COVID

This report argues that once 80 per cent of the Australian population is vaccinated – and 95 per cent of the most vulnerable, including the over-70s – the nation can begin to ‘live with' COVID-19.
Position paper

Be smarter about managing the virus

Protecting the health of Australians must remain the nation's number one priority. This paper argues that a smarter, consistent and more predictable approach to restrictions would help reduce the economic and social costs of managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Young voices of the pandemic: youth survey COVID-19 report 2020

This survey report brings to life reflections on the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic between April and August 2020, through the voices and perspectives of young people in Australia aged between 15 and 19.
Report

Tackling COVID-19 over the long term

A weak and fragmented global response risks extending and worsening the COVID-19 pandemic. This report brings together recommendations from a series of roundtables and events attended by leading international scientists, former government ministers and senior officials from the UK civil service and leading international organisations.
Working paper

Democracy and fiscal-policy responses to COVID-19

In this paper, the authors investigate the relationship between the level of democracy and fiscal-policy response to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

The missing link: how pharmacies can accelerate Australia's vaccine roll-out

Australia's vaccine roll-out has been poor. This report explores how enabling more community pharmacies to deliver the vaccine will help accelerate the program once more supply is received.
Discussion paper

State revival: the role of the states in Australia’s COVID-19 response and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to re-write politics and society. This paper suggests that current evidence points to a revival of the fortunes of the states and territories in the Australian federation that will continue long after the COVID-19 crisis abates.
Working paper

Social protection response to COVID-19 and beyond: emerging evidence and learning for future crises

If the COVID-19 crisis and social protection crisis response to date are to make a difference to progress towards inclusive, adaptive and sustainable social protection moving forward, harnessing the momentum around social protection and institutionalising learning to date are key. This paper aims to contribute...
Report

Managing COVID-19 outbreaks in disability residential settings: lessons from Victoria's second wave

This study provides insights into the challenges experienced by managers and workers in Victorian disability residential settings in the second wave of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic.
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.