coronavirus

Government stimulus package

The Australian federal Government has announced multiple billion dollar stimulus packages as well as quantitative easing. But where is all this money coming from and who is going to pay for it?

Ebola warning

No continent is more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most vulnerable people pay the highest price, and this time Africa will struggle to get help as other nations fight their own battles.

housing in sydney

For the first time in decades, the property market no longer seems like a 'safe' investment  

asthma inhaler

We don't yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there's plenty asthmatics can do to minimise the impact of any viral infection.

game theory

There are claims our social-distancing measures are too extreme. Good economists disagree.

renting

Representatives of tenants and agents agree that leaving individuals to try to sort out rent reductions has created a mess. It calls for government to step in to look after both renters and landlords.

surgery room

Last month, Australia announced a pause on all elective surgeries. This could have mixed effects now and in the longer term.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt, UNSW Business School.

Tim Harcourt, JW Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Business School, shares key learnings that will help the Australian economy recover from the coronavirus outbreak.

healthcare workers in masks

Biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre says healthcare workers are concerned about dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment, and need to be aware of existing evidence to make an informed choice.

Mother comforting her child

COVID-19 restrictions are complicating shared parenting arrangements.

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