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Primary and secondary school closures in Victoria due to COVID-19: chronology

This chronology provides an overview of key opening and closing dates for Victorian primary and secondary schools between March 2020 and February 2021, in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Policy report

COVID-19 and Australia's mental health: an overview of academic literature, policy documents, lived experience accounts and community reports

This report ties together multiple streams of knowledge to present an overview of the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and resultant policy measures.
Discussion paper

State revival: the role of the states in Australia’s COVID-19 response and beyond

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.

COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts – an initial analysis

Gains made on reducing homelessness during the pandemic last year are slipping away. Less than a third of those assisted with temporary hotel accommodation during the crisis were later transitioned into longer-term affordable housing, mainly due to a shortage of social housing available, according to...
Briefing paper

Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia

This paper argues that Australian governments should consider an effective and proportionate value-based response to COVID-19, and its longer-term health consequences, that considers patient health outcomes and costs.

WHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China part

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 was first observed when cases of unexplained pneumonia were noted in the city of Wuhan, China. This joint study was conducted over a 28-day period from 14 January to 10 February 2021 in Wuhan. This followed a series of virtual meetings...

Close the gap - leadership and legacy through crises: keeping our mob safe

The 2021 'Close the Gap' report showcases the leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations throughout critical health crises in 2020, and how strengths-based approaches are the most effective way to improve health outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples.

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020

The main purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What the Doherty modelling really tells us about opening up at 80 per cent vaccination

Rarely, if ever, has an Australian Prime Minister relied on statistical modelling as heavily as Scott Morrison. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the assumption and less commonly reported, but important, results of the recent Doherty Institute modelling.

The 15 practices of rural community co-produced mental health initiatives: advice from people who are doing them

This paper highlights key advice about things to do and things to think about when establishing and operating rural community co-produced initiatives for local mental health and wellbeing services.