coronavirus

Map of Melbourne and Victoria

Not everyone has a job they can do from home. Mapping the patterns of occupations across Melbourne's suburbs against COVID-19 cases strongly suggests why some parts of the city are more vulnerable.

woman wearing a face mask at Bondi beach

Analysis suggests when COVID-19 cases reach 100 over 14 days, an outbreak gets very difficult to control — as we saw in Victoria. Over the last fortnight, NSW has recorded at least 154 new cases.

artistic representation of two heads one wearing a mask

Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.

man coughing and spreading germs

The more layers the better is the advice when it comes to using a home-made mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.

child with hearing aid

A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.

Melbourne city landscape

Economics tells us that governments privatising services where quality counts is a bad idea.

A person holding a house model against the sky.

Stamp duty reform is needed in times of crisis where for every day parts of Australia are in lockdown, billions of dollars are taken away from subsidies to the states, says a UNSW property expert.

Unemployed men queued outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression

Neurobiological factors blind people to making sound investment decisions when markets are hit by large macroeconomic shocks, shows UNSW Business School research.

Australian 10 dollar bill with face mask.

UNSW has experts available for comment and analysis before and after Thursday's economic update from the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg.

A group of workers walking with their backs to the camera.

The JobTrainer program will give school leavers the experience, confidence and aptitude necessary for economic recovery post-coronavirus, says economist Tim Harcourt.

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