• Staying the course

    Michael Lydeamore     |      April 24, 2020

    There are increasing calls to relax the economic and social restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, but the numbers say we must stay the course, or risk undoing everything we’ve so far achieved in protecting lives and the health system.

  • Alone together

    Jessica Nelson     |      April 21, 2020

    Do you have a housemate who’s refusing to keep their social distance to help fight COVID-19? Here’s how a mental health expert suggests you respond to defuse the situation while keeping everyone safe.  

  • COVID-19 will shape a better response to future pandemics

    Lucio Blanco Pitlo III     |      April 15, 2020

    Entering its fourth month, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc worldwide and challenge earlier notions of how best to respond to epidemics. Its geographic scope, high infection and casualty toll and severe economic effect raise the bar for responses to future pandemics.

  • A long term crisis needs long term solutions

    Tom Uren     |      April 14, 2020

    The government should immediately create a Covid-19 funding body with a mandate to identify critical capacity and capability shortfalls and to encourage, lead and drive solutions to tackle the unfolding health crisis.

  • The world fractures when cohesion is vital

    Tony Walker     |      April 14, 2020

    The further splintering of an international consensus and retreat from a globalising world as individual states look out for themselves may well prove one of the enduring consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Australia in a post-COVID-19 world

    Allan Gyngell     |      April 14, 2020

    COVID-19 has done more to close borders, reverse globalisation, decouple supply chains and marginalise multilateral institutions than the most fervent efforts of the world’s populist nationalists.

  • Gaia’s revenge

    Mark Beeson     |      April 14, 2020

    If this crisis does nothing else, it ought to dramatically bring home to us how deeply interconnected we are with the natural environment upon which we ultimately depend.

  • Rebuilding the wall around the world

    Roman Darius     |      April 14, 2020

    Narratives of isolation and self-sufficiency have arisen in attempt to curb the spread of disease. Like the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015/2016, the Coronavirus pandemic is likely to feature as a catalyst in the shift towards deglobalisation.

  • Getting the right balance in fighting COVID-19

    Jim Molan     |      April 14, 2020

    The government’s response to both Covid-19 and climate change strikes a balance between managing risks and mitigating costs to maintain a strong economy and protect the livelihoods of working Australians.

  • Lessons from the front line

    Freya Norman     |      April 14, 2020

    Reliable information is one of the most crucial things that employees in any organisation require in uncertain and unsettling environments – such as the one now facing many organisations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • How to quarantine yourself at home

    Isabelle Dubach     |      April 14, 2020

    You can reduce your household’s risk by following these tips from UNSW medical researcher Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid and collaborator A/Prof. Euan Tovey.

  • COVID-19, like Spanish flu, will hit poor nations the hardest

    David Uren     |      April 14, 2020

    Horror videos posted on social media last week underline the extreme vulnerability of emerging nations to the novel coronavirus.