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The coronavirus pandemic has challenged organisations in unprecedented ways, but leaders can take a number of steps to successfully manage their organisations and workforces past the pandemic, according to UNSW Business School.

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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.

The problem during lockdown is that not just a few products per expenditure category are missing when calculating the Consumer Price Index – it can be the entire expenditure category itself. Photo: Shutterstock

When products are unavailable in a lockdown, consumption growth will be overstated and changes in the cost of living will be underestimated.

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Government rules do more than simply define what is permissible. They also signal information that influences public behaviour in other areas of life.

According to research conducted by CEPAR, the suggested scheme facilitates continued financial support and stability for organisations through the recovery period. Photo: Shutterstock

CEPAR researchers have identified how the Federal Government's JobKeeper scheme could be phased down as the economy re-opens and recovery takes shape.

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Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban, says international trade expert Tim Harcourt.

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Almost 37% of Australian workers do not have paid sick leave. We need to fix this if we want people not to turn up to work when sick during the coronavirus pandemic.

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While the government's COVIDSafe Bill has made significant improvements in the last two weeks, substantial concerns remain, according to UNSW experts.

CONFIT founder Joseph Kwon.

With the collective support of UNSW academics, the Centre for Social Impact and the Founders program, Joseph created CONFIT, a business that provides a supportive network for ex-inmates to reintegrate back into society through fitness. 

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The COVID-19 Susceptibility Index ranks every postcode where people are at risk of suffering severe symptoms if they become infected.

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