Economic Impacts Emerge: Coronavirus Employment Explored in New ABS Data

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. As we move further into the year, the impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian economy are becoming more evident. New data released by the ABS showed that employment dropped by 594,300 in April, … Continue reading Economic Impacts Emerge: Coronavirus Employment Explored in New ABS Data

Government Plans to Re-open the Economy Through Eased Restrictions: Business and Consumer Behaviour to Be Seen

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Australians begin to navigate the complexities of the economy ‘opening up’ again as the National Cabinet announced yesterday a three-step plan to ease coronavirus restrictions and reopen the economy, with the goal of restoring one … Continue reading Government Plans to Re-open the Economy Through Eased Restrictions: Business and Consumer Behaviour to Be Seen

‘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

COVID-19: What we know so far

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. It is the 11th of March, three months after the novel coronavirus was isolated from patients who reported in Hubei province China. The first fatal case was reported on the 11th of January 2020 and … Continue reading COVID-19: What we know so far

The Real Cost of Accessing Linked Health Data: A Case Study

This blog was originally featured as a guest post on the blog for Flying Blind Volume 2: Australian Researchers and Digital Health: https://flyingblind.cmcrc.com/researchers/ethics-quagmire-case-studies Overview The value of linking health data for research purposes is well documented. However, the process of applying for linked health data for research is a time consuming and demanding exercise. The … Continue reading The Real Cost of Accessing Linked Health Data: A Case Study