COVID-19

Teenage girl in wheelchair using a laptop next to her mother

In a new survey, almost two-thirds of parents reported having trouble securing a vaccination for their child or children with disability.

Queensland Quarantine Camp 1919

How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up today?

A child wearing a protective sterile medical mask with the parent holding a globe.

Every time a new policy is introduced or an old one is abandoned, its impact on children’s rights must be assessed and evaluated again.

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Without appropriate support, it’s more likely people will break COVID restrictions, for example go to work, or gather in family groups for support.

a woman lies on a lounge looking lethargic

Sufferers collected evidence of their persistent symptoms, and advocated for themselves and for further research. Even the term ‘long COVID’ stems from this activism.

an orthodox jewish man walks down a street in traditional clothing

The increased prominence of anti-Semitic incidents may have you wondering: has anti-Semitism always been part of the Australian social fabric, or are we facing a newer, more sinister trend?

sign on restaurant window stipulating people have to show proof of vaccination

If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

A long queue of masked people lined up to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots

Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion.

black and white abstract drawing of people in PPE with dragonflies flying above them

The works illuminate what it has been like leading, working, and living through the pandemic.

Prime Minster Scott Morrison holds up the National COVID-19 Plan at a press conference

The problem with the plan to relax restrictions at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination rates is it’s based on modelling that’s now obsolete.

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