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IN FOCUS: CORONAVIRUS
The lasting effects of recession
Podcast: The wellbeing economy – a glimpse of the good life
Rather than returning to the status quo, many are calling for a change in thinking (and in policy) as societies around the world grapple with the coronavirus crisis. One such advocate for change is global development expert David Hulme, who joins Sharon Bessell and Arnagretta Hunter for a fascinating discussion on the wellbeing economy in this instalment in our special mini-series.
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Just how many people really have (and have had) COVID-19?
New research published today shows that the number of cases of COVID-19 are much greater than reported, and this has important implications about how we respond to the pandemic crisis, Quentin Grafton, Steven Phipps, and Tom Kompas write.
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Riled Britannia with Bevan Shields and Elizabeth Ames
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new month-long lockdown as the country grapples with high COVID-19 infection rates and a stretched National Health Service. But will the British people and its politicians – so compliant and supportive of the threat first time around – be as willing to back the new measures? Mark Kenny talks to Democracy Sausage UK regulars Elizabeth Ames and Bevan Shields.
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Democracy Sausage: COVID-19 and climate change lessons
The bushfire royal commission report released last week put climate change at the front and centre of its analysis, if not its recommendations. But as Australia has achieved such success in using scientific advice to respond to COVID-19, can it also start following the advice of scientists on tackling climate change? Mark Kenny is joined by Arnagretta Hunter, Mark Howden, and Marija Taflaga to talk bushfires, state vs federal responses, and the roadmap for addressing climate risk.
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Podcast: School’s out – the COVID-19 crisis and school education
On this Policy Forum Pod, our panel - education expert Lawrence Saha, ACT education union leader Glenn Fowler, and Indigenous education scholar Marnie O’Bryan - examine the impact of the coronavirus crisis on school students, parents, and teachers.
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