coronavirus

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New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.

Young girl gazing out of a window

Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It's understandable if parents are worried.

Sydney apartment building

The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

COVID-19 blood sample

Yo-yoing lockdowns are costly and to be avoided if at all possible. Here is what we can do to dramatically improve testing and tracing.

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UNSW engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment applications.

Two people in the workplace with masks on knocking elbows in greeting.

Respectful and consultative decisions between employer and employee are needed in the coming months, and this approach will minimise potential OHS legal risks in the process.

Woman in isolation during coronavirus quarantine

It's easy to judge people who escape from quarantine as not doing their bit. But if we use some basic principles from behavioural science, we might stop people wanting to escape in the first place.

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Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines 'morally separate' from the abortions.

A doctor draws an injectable vaccine into a syringe

Talk about a mandatory vaccine may not be necessary to get a positive response from the public, two UNSW medical researchers say.

Cafe walkway

When thinking about better uses for temporarily vacant buildings caused by the pandemic, Australia can learn much from the UK.

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