COVID-19

a cartoon representing the Australian economy in hospital and being resuscitated

When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.

travellers arriving at airport

As we begin to emerge from restrictions, there are many things the federal government could do to improve the conditions for those stranded, and speed up their return home.

Crowds at Coogee after lockdwon

After months of being in lockdown, it’s very normal to feel overwhelmed when reconnecting with society.

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As we embark on Mental Health Week 2021 and begin to emerge from months of lockdown, employee mental health is at risk. But there are ways to reinforce psychological safety, says UNSW Business School's Frederik Anseel.

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

school kids learning in a classroom

As children return to face-to-face learning, schools will need to adopt multiple strategies to overcome their longstanding problem of overcrowding.

prime minister scott morrison points to modelling information at a press conference

The Australian people will be best served by separating science from politics.

protesters hold signs opposing compulsory vaccination for nurses

The vast majority of health workers accept COVID vaccinations, but we need to ensure the concerns of the minority are heard.

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Hybrid workplaces have benefits – and challenges – for different people, just like offices do. Everyone needs to be catered for, say UNSW Business School academics.

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

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