Pandemics

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Report

The 12-week window: coronavirus crisis Australia didn’t have to have

This paper argues that the coronavirus crisis was ‘the crisis that Australia didn’t have to have’. The paper lays out a detailed weekly timeline of the crucial first twelve weeks of the crisis, which were Australia’s window of opportunity for fighting the virus at the...
Fact sheet

COVID-19 and youth unemployment: CSI response

This fact sheet highlights how social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions have resulted in disproportionate disruption to youth employment, and outlines how younger people will be more likely to face deeper impacts in their employment with consequent social impacts in years to come.
Position paper

COVID-19: Reshaping working Australia

Everyone living and working in Australia, regardless of citizenship, residency and visitor status, has been affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. This position statement raises eight critical issues that impact people’s careers.
Report

Impact of COVID-19 on financial wellbeing: key findings from a national survey

In April 2020 during the last two weeks of Level 4 lockdown, Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) surveyed 3000 people on the effects of COVID-19 on their financial wellbeing. This was part of a study being undertaken in eight countries.
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.
Policy report

Protecting democracy during COVID-19

This brief policy paper distils the thoughts of several experts and presents five key indicators of democratic health during COVID-19.
Position paper

Principles for a policy response to COVID-19

None of the principles outlined in this document are designed to generate specific, individual policy responses. They are intended instead to act as a set of criteria by which such proposals for such responses can be judged and debate initiated.
Discussion paper

Great southern hand: state emergency economic responses to COVID-19

This report compiles state government spending in support of existing businesses and community organisations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It does not consider health spending that directly relates to treating victims of the disease, but to the immediate efforts that state governments made to...
Report

Impact of coronavirus on apprentices and trainees

This research estimates new apprenticeships/traineeships in Australia will decline by 30% within two years. This equates to approximately 130,000 fewer new apprentices and trainees from the start of the pandemic to June 2023.
Article

How to lock down an open society

The governments of open societies now find themselves in the precarious position of having to decide what their citizens can and cannot do. In order for governments to promote public health effectively, they must ensure their citizens abide by the orders, without turning their open...