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.
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.
This e-brief outlines how Australian parliaments adapted in a fast-moving and uncertain environment, focusing on the NSW Parliament. It also examines the implications for parliamentary democracy from parliament operating in its diminished form and from the government’s legislative response to the crisis.
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.
Transparent triage policies during the COVID-19 pandemic: a critical part of medico-legal risk management for clinicians
This journal article provides an overview of current COVID-19 triage policies in Australia.
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.
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.
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...
This report reviews the differing experiences of UK economic sectors during the COVID-19 crisis so far, the support offered by the government, and why the financial viability of many businesses still looks precarious.
There is an urgent need for the disability and health sectors to develop a coordinated response that protects the health of over 4 million Australians with disability.