• A new agenda for more resilient supply chains

    Heiko Borchert     |      July 3, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown ordered by governments to contain its spread and the unexpected oil price drop in March 2020 have crippled the world economy. These multiple shocks were a harsh wake-up call illustrating inadequate levels of national preparedness.

  • Save the world to save ourselves

    Rebekah Brown     |      June 29, 2020

    When we disrupt the natural environmental systems people depend on, when populations collide with exotic wild animals in a wet market, we find ourselves confronted with a global pandemic.

  • Manufacturing an opportunity from COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2020

    The post-COVID world could offer a golden moment to revive manufacturing in Australia’s cities, rather than continue to turn every industrial site into yet more apartments.

  • Rebuilding Australia after COVID-19

    David Lee     |      June 18, 2020

    There is a case to be made for a new Commonwealth agency to lead the recovery effort, built on the model of the Department of Post-War Reconstruction after the Second World War.

  • “One health” for the world

    Saba Sinai     |      June 16, 2020

    A “One Health” approach which combine animal, human, and environmental measures could help prevent another devastating pandemic and support a more holistic definition of security.

  • Securing supply chains after COVID-19

    ANU Editorial Board     |      June 11, 2020

    Supply chains can be made more resilient by making society more resilient. People should be able to shift jobs to respond to crises and external shocks as production priorities change rapidly.

  • Tough times teach us about resilience

    Sherry Landow     |      June 10, 2020

    Resilience is an adaptive process usually developed over a lifetime – but we’re taking a crash-course in it now.

  • “Economic distancing” would repeat historic errors

    Shiro Armstrong     |      June 10, 2020

    Instead of accentuating differences and retreating from openness, the lessons of past crises point to a need to realise the common interest in immunising the global economy from prolonged stagnation and depression.

  • Imagining a more sustainable Australia

    Gillian Savage     |      June 6, 2020

    In the wake of COVID-19, we need to reimagine a nation that integrates global, national and local thinking and solutions for our collective benefit.

  • Inspiring a brighter future

    Brock Bastian     |      June 3, 2020

    COVID-19 created new ways of working together overnight, but as restrictions are eased, what we do now and what comes next matters even more.

  • Fuel security shouldn’t save the fossil fuel industry

    Jeremy Moss     |      June 2, 2020

    A ‘gas-driven recovery’ and further investment in fossil fuels should not be a part of Australia’s response to the pandemic, says a UNSW climate justice expert.

  • Is COVID-19 the dress rehearsal for climate change?

    Ebony Stansfield     |      June 2, 2020

    The lessons we have learnt from the impact of COVID-19 may help businesses manage climate risk in the future.