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At least 2.6 million people face poverty when COVID payments end and rental stress...

Many Australians whose jobs were decimated by the COVID business shutdowns will soon be waking up to new income shocks and the prospect of...

New Zealand’s 2020 report card: doing well but could try harder

A year ago, who could have even imagined 2020 would turn out the way it did? A pandemic, closed borders, lockdowns, economic crisis, a...

Greater needs, but poorer access to services: why COVID mental health measures must target...

COVID-19 outbreaks and the resulting lockdowns, particularly in Victoria, have adversely affected many people’s mental health. Social isolation, financial stress, and anxiety about contracting COVID-19...

COVID-19 could aggravate poverty and starvation, says UN

COVID-19 affects fragile countries by worsening poverty and starvation issues. The number of undernourished may increase by 83 million in 2020. The top United Nations...

Where are the most disadvantaged parts of Australia? New research shows it’s not just...

New research on disadvantage in Australia has found the gap between rich and poor is very wide in Sydney, while much of Queensland struggles...
Is America a ‘failing state’? How a superpower has been brought to the brink

Is America a ‘failing state’? How a superpower has been brought to the brink

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a sense history had ended, and that the United States represented a supreme endpoint. Today, the...

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