COVID-19

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease
Coronavirus disease 2019
Novel coronavirus pneumonia
NARROWER TERMS


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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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...
Policy report

How did COVID-19 shape co-creation? Insights and policy lessons from international initiatives

Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to COVID-19 challenges. This paper analyses 30 international co-creation initiatives that were implemented to address COVID-19 challenges.
Policy report

Co-creation during COVID-19: 30 comparative international case studies

Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper describes 30 COVID-19 co-creation initiatives from 21 countries and three international cases.
Report

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the planning and implementation of Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Position paper

Statement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association on long Covid

In this position statement, the Australian Physiotherapy Association recommends publicly-funded treatment and investment in multidisciplinary teams, including physiotherapists, to manage long COVID and prepare for future health emergencies.
Report

The wealth inequality pandemic: Covid and wealth inequality

This is the fourth and final report in the ACOSS and UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership’s COVID 'Build Back Fairer' series. It traces changes in household wealth and its distribution through the pandemic up to December 2021 and examines the impact of policy settings...
Report

Managing extreme risks: how the new government can learn from Covid to be better prepared for the next crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s approach to managing extreme risks. This report looks at some of the problems that emerged and sets out recommendations for how the UK government could strengthen its risk management to ensure that the nation is better...
Article

Creating opportunities for regulators to collaborate – reflections from the COVID-19 frontline

As his role leading the COVID-19 Response, Compliance and Enforcement operation for Department of Health comes to an end, Chris Webb reflects on the ways in which regulating during a crisis might inform day to day processes.
Report

Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 period in Australia

More than two years since the first cases in Australia, now is an opportune time to assess medium-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and wellbeing. This paper provides data on the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during the first two-years of...
Policy report

Identifying effective policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

This report summarises a series of analyses conducted by the Social Wellbeing Agency to determine the effectiveness of several responses aiming to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This involved comparing data on COVID-19 policies to reported case rates in New Zealand and 49 similar countries.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Mark Latham says 13,699 NSW teachers are not allowed to teach because of vaccine mandates. Is that correct?

Mark Latham says 13,699 NSW teachers are not allowed to teach because of vaccine mandates. Verdict: Mr Latham's claim is misleading.
Report

COVID-19 support to the aviation sector

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ design and implementation of measures to support the aviation sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Overseas crisis management and response: the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s management of the return of overseas Australians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas crisis management and response arrangements in meeting the government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.