COVID-19

child alone during lockdown

Becoming socially withdrawn or acting out are signs your child may be distressed. 

A homeless person sits on a platform overlooking a Melbourne street

Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.

NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant addresses the media as Premier Gladys Berijiklian watches on.

Media coverage misses the nuances of the chief health officer roles. This is what we found when we spoke to them.

Man wearing face mask showing bandaid on arm where he just received COVID vaccination

One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.

People wearing masks shopping at an outdoor fruit market

An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.

Three young adults one wears a protective face mask

Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?

woman on sofa wearing mask

Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.

A QR code check in outside a business

State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.

primary school-aged children walk across a zebra crossing wearing face masks

The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach, either.

people in railway square tunnel

OzSAGE's first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.

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