Schools Re-opening Sparks Confusion, Distress & Debate

With the second school term having resumed in all states, debates have reopened regarding whether schools should resume face-to-face learning and whether doing so will threaten the progress made by existing coronavirus containment measures.

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

Black text says 'FREE CHILD CARE? YES! CORONAVIRUS? NO

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.

Economic Cost of CoVID-19 on Mental Health

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. While the full effect of coronavirus on the economic and physical wellbeing of the global population is yet to be fully realised, many are bracing for another area of impact as the pandemic continues to … Continue reading Economic Cost of CoVID-19 on Mental Health

School Closures: Not So Open and Shut

This blog is part of a series relating to the economic impacts of the COVID-19, novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Despite the frequent unveiling of new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has continued to keep Australian schools open during the pandemic. This decision, at odds with other mandatory social … Continue reading School Closures: Not So Open and Shut

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

Prevalence and Impact of Drug and Alcohol Use by Young People in Australia

Drug and alcohol use is major cause of disease burden in Australian youth Alcohol and illicit drug use is well-publicised in media and culture as part of the lives of many adult Australians, but these behaviours are not limited to older adults. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs is a common … Continue reading Prevalence and Impact of Drug and Alcohol Use by Young People in Australia