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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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