‘Nowcasting’: New Modelling Shows Australian Cases Declining, but We Can’t Relax Yet

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020.  Nowcasting, a portmanteau of “now” and “forecasting”, is a method of very short-range forecasting that uses recent data to determine the present and near future and, in some disciplines, the very recent past. … Continue reading ‘Nowcasting’: New Modelling Shows Australian Cases Declining, but We Can’t Relax Yet

Addictive Feedback Loops: Social Media & Gambling during a Pandemic

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. As discussed previously, there are a myriad of factors associated with the coronavirus pandemic that negatively impact psychological wellness. While many aspects of this crisis have a clear and direct link to known … Continue reading Addictive Feedback Loops: Social Media & Gambling during a Pandemic

4+ More Weeks of Lockdown Confirmed: Tracing App May Ease Restrictions but Requires Increased Surveillance

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday 16 April that coronavirus restrictions will stay in place for at least four more weeks.  These baseline regulations, including 1.5 metre distances between people, gatherings of no … Continue reading 4+ More Weeks of Lockdown Confirmed: Tracing App May Ease Restrictions but Requires Increased Surveillance

Australian Parents Welcome Free Child Care but COVID-19 Concerns Remain

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Australian families have mixed feelings on the new government child care package. While welcoming the new free service, many still feel doubt about the safety of sending their kids amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Support: $1.1b Funding to Address Domestic Violence & Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020. The Federal Government has released a package of measures designed to support the continued provision of vital services to our most vulnerable while the country is in lockdown due to COVID-19. To this end, a … Continue reading Virtual Support: $1.1b Funding to Address Domestic Violence & Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19

Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020. As coronavirus continues to spread across the world, nurses and doctors are on the front lines fighting against the pandemic. Many health care workers have fallen ill with COVID-19 and millions more are feeling the … Continue reading Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers

JobKeeper – Government’s Third and Largest Stimulus Package in Response to Coronavirus

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. The Federal Government recently unveiled its third and largest economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus. Announced Monday 30 March, the package centres on $130bn in wage subsidies for businesses that have … Continue reading JobKeeper – Government’s Third and Largest Stimulus Package in Response to Coronavirus

New Government restrictions limit gatherings to 2 people

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, the Federal Government has again announced new measures designed to further limit the spread of the virus. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that new restrictions on indoor … Continue reading New Government restrictions limit gatherings to 2 people