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Pandemics

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COVID-19 and cross-border mobility in the APEC region: addressing uncertainties at the border

This report presents an overview of COVID-19 border policies in the APEC region as of mid-late-2022, analyses travel trends to the region, and estimates the impacts of border policies on visitor arrivals.
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Treading water: effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth transitions

Economic downturns have pronounced impacts on young people. Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this report examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education, employment and social circumstances of young Australians.
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Child wellbeing during the COVID pandemic: parental concerns

This report explores the varied impacts of COVID-19 on children of all ages below 18 years, and also delves into the experiences of families and the factors that parents say contributed to their children’s wellbeing.
Working paper

Labour protests during the pandemic: the case of hospital and retail workers in 90 countries

With a novel methodology searching news events from world’s largest news agencies via the online GDELT project, this report documents protest of key workers against their working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic in 90 countries.
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The #Data4COVID19 Review: assessing the use of non-traditional data during a pandemic crisis

The GovLab, with the support of the Knight Foundation, recently sought to evaluate how non-traditional data was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The research identifies lessons and recommendations that can be applied to future data-driven crisis management.
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Fault lines: an independent review into Australia’s response to COVID-19

This independent review report, evaluating the outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests that initiatives to address the well-known fault lines throughout society remained at the periphery of the planning process, rather than being placed at its core. To be better prepared for the next health...
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Balancing work and family life during the COVID-19 pandemic: who fared better and worse?

People with care responsibilities for other family members, such as ageing relatives, relatives with a disability or chronic illness, or grandchildren, have been much less studied during the recent pandemic. This report aims to fill this gap in research by exploring the circumstances of mature...
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The experience of COVID-19 in Australia, including long-COVID: evidence from the COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Survey Series, August 2022

The aim of this paper is to describe the experience of COVID-19 in Australia, examine the factors associated with whether or not someone had COVID-19, including long-COVID, and relate this experience to broader measures of wellbeing.
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Lack of preparedness among top reactions Americans have to public health officials’ COVID-19 response

Amid the rollout of updated COVID-19 booster shots around the United States, this Pew Research Center survey report finds mixed views of public health officials at the forefront of the nation’s response to the pandemic.
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COVID-19 mortality in Aotearoa New Zealand: inequities in risk

With the rise in COVID-19-attributed deaths, it is increasingly important to examine inequities in the direct health effects of COVID-19 across the New Zealand population. The Public Health Agency has undertaken exploratory analysis of COVID-19-attributed mortality to identify and quantify inequities in the burden of...
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.
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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.
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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...
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Wellbeing outcomes in Australia as lockdowns ease and cases increase – August 2022

The aim of this paper is to examine the trends and determinants of wellbeing over the COVID-19 period, making use of the 12 waves of the COVID-19 'Impact Monitoring Survey' data and with a particular focus on the 12 months since August 2021.
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Pathways to impact in the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of research – while it has increased the demand for evidence to inform decision-making, it has further disrupted both the policy-influencing and engagement activities that would usually accompany such research. This report is based on an analysis of...
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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...
Guide

Public health crisis management playbook for archives, libraries, and museums

This publication presents a set of guiding processes, resources and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency. The playbook contains information for any library, archive or museum staff who will take part in...
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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.
Systematic review

Pharmacy practice in emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from Australia

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the pharmacy practice and initiatives taken by the Australian federal government to ensure the continued supply of essential medicines under the conditions of an emergency response plan for COVID-19.
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Aftershock: addressing the economic and social costs of the pandemic and natural disasters

As New South Wales recovered from the 2019-20 summer bushfires and the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Australia in February 2020, there was no indication of the upheaval and sacrifices that lay ahead. In this report, researchers look at mental health, drawing together...