The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to other agencies in the development and delivery of vaccine hubs for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The model of care described here is also relevant to vaccination efforts targeting other hard to reach...
Government’s forced rollout of facial recognition for home quarantine needs strict limits and protections
This paper argues that as state governments begin trialling home quarantine programs, they need to take active steps to ensure they are not crossing a new frontier in the surveillance of citizens by using facial recognition technology.
This paper summaries the discussions that emerged from a conference exploring the impacts of COVID-19 and related responses on the mental health of young people in disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable groups in the United Kingdom.
Public Health Unit notifications of hepatitis C and their follow-up in South Western Sydney, Australia
This cross-sectional study aimed to determine treatment rates among those newly diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) virus in the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) in NSW, Australia.
This paper looks at what lessons can be learnt from the public health response to the first three waves of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New South Wales (NSW), which began in January, July and December 2020.
Report on public hearing 12: The experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
In May 2021, the Royal Commission conducted a public hearing in Sydney considering the experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This is the report of the three Commissioners who participated in the hearing.
A strategy of having zero COVID-19 cases Australia-wide is no longer an option. In this article, the author argues that we must find a workable, ethical and economically sustainable approach to controlling disease incidence, hospitalisations and deaths.
Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.
Confidence testing for at-border delivery of critical human biosecurity functions – Ruby Princess cruise ship incident
This review examines the level of confidence that can be had in Agriculture’s management of the Vessels Pathway to deliver critical human biosecurity functions at the Australian border.
The dynamic nature of an international pandemic such as COVID-19 carries inherent security risks for governments, businesses and individuals. Due to such concerns regarding potential future fraudulent behaviour relating to the COVID-19 vaccination status of individuals, which cannot be properly predicted at this point, the...