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Two weeks into Melbourne’s lockdown, why aren’t COVID-19 case numbers going down?

Fourteen days after Melbourne was put back into lockdown, the latest daily tally of 484 new cases in Victoria makes for dispiriting reading. Why...

Vital Signs: the cost of lockdowns is nowhere near as big as we have...

As a second COVID-19 lockdown looms in New South Wales, there is much discussion about the economic costs of doing so. But since the start...
Teleworkability in Australia: 41% of full-time and 35% of part-time jobs can be done from home

Teleworkability in Australia: 41% of full-time and 35% of part-time jobs can be done...

Victoria’s outbreak of COVID-19 infections, with 75 more cases identified overnight on top of 173 cases the previous five days, underlines the need to...
Telehealth in lockdown meant 7 million fewer chances to transmit the coronavirus

Telehealth in lockdown meant 7 million fewer chances to transmit the coronavirus

The expansion of telehealth services was a deliberate strategy to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission between practitioners and patients, so is it...
Planning a snow holiday? How to reduce your coronavirus risk at Thredbo, Perisher or Mount Buller

Planning a snow holiday? How to reduce your coronavirus risk at Thredbo, Perisher or...

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a winter holiday, some good news: ski fields are reopening across the country as coronavirus...
Don’t stand so close to me – understanding consent can help with those tricky social distancing moments

Don’t stand so close to me – understanding consent can help with those tricky...

You’re walking on a public footpath when a jogger overtakes you from behind, well inside the recommended two-metre physical distance. What to do? By...

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