New Government Regulations Announced following Large Crowds at Bondi

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. The Australian Government announced late Sunday evening a significant crackdown on public gatherings in response to COVID-19, seeing the closure of many indoor spaces, including clubs, pubs, gyms, cinemas and religious venues, from midday Monday. … Continue reading New Government Regulations Announced following Large Crowds at Bondi

Economic Impacts of Coronavirus on the Employment of Younger People

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Australia is bracing for further economic collapse as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation. Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, warned of a possible increase in unemployment as more and more businesses begin closing … Continue reading Economic Impacts of Coronavirus on the Employment of Younger People

Find employment? – Insight from a recent economics and finance graduate

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19,novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. This is a blog written by a student who chooses to remain anonymous.  Since mid-November 2019, I have been seeking employment in the finance and/or economics industry. However, there have been a multitude of … Continue reading Find employment? – Insight from a recent economics and finance graduate

Younger People & Coronavirus: Fact, Fiction and Folly

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. A common misconception about the novel coronavirus is that it only affects older generations. Some have even gone so far as to nickname it the “boomer remover”. But as recorded cases of COVID-19 … Continue reading Younger People & Coronavirus: Fact, Fiction and Folly

Essential or Non-Essential? That is the question

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. With the increasing spread of COVID-19, new containment measures are being enacted every day by both local and foreign governments. Throughout these evolving conditions, one question continues to come up in discussions of … Continue reading Essential or Non-Essential? That is the question

Response Measures to COVID-19 by State, Territory & Federal Governments

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Following announcements of both a $2.4 billion Coronavirus Health Support Package as well as a $17.6 billion economic stimulus package, the Federal Government has implemented new travel restrictions and isolation measures for anyone … Continue reading Response Measures to COVID-19 by State, Territory & Federal Governments

To Open Early or Not – The Economic Question

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. On Sunday night, 15th of March, IGA Pier St in Altona, Victoria, an independent grocer, declared that they will open every weekday from 6am to 7am, and on Saturday from 7am to 8am and Sunday … Continue reading To Open Early or Not – The Economic Question

Economics of Faith – Practices around COVID-19

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Belief and faith are very much part of our culture and also our economy. Many Christians today are observing fasting in preparation for Easter.  Easter is a period when sales of everything chocolate, yellow, bird … Continue reading Economics of Faith – Practices around COVID-19

Australian Government Announces Economic Stimulus package to Address Impacts of COVID-19

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Following the announcement of a $2.4 billion dollar ‘Coronavirus Health Support Package’ detailed in a previous blog the federal government has today announced a further package of measures totalling $17.6 billion dollars. The … Continue reading Australian Government Announces Economic Stimulus package to Address Impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 is officially a pandemic: What that means and why it isn’t as hopeless as it sounds

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) (quoted throughout), has officially named the COVID-19 virus a pandemic in a speech delivered late last week. What does this mean? The word … Continue reading COVID-19 is officially a pandemic: What that means and why it isn’t as hopeless as it sounds