A UNSW tax expert explains how small businesses can make the most of their tax return if they’ve worked from home during the pandemic.
Panic buying toilet paper is a quick mental fix that makes people feel more prepared and less anxious, says a UNSW consumer behaviour expert.
It has been described as a once-in-a-century pandemic, but COVID-19 will cause a permanent shift in the way the world operates at the social, political and economic level.
There are many similarities between Spanish flu and coronavirus, from school closures to mask debates. The story of 1919 also shows governments face choices that can have a terrible cost in lives.
A realistic estimate of the economic costs of a two-year lockdown amounts to $90 billion. The benefit in lives saved amounts to around $1.1 trillion.
When products are unavailable in a lockdown, consumption growth will be overstated and changes in the cost of living will be underestimated.
We've prevented many deaths, many of them at the cost of other deaths. The accounting ought to be made clear.