In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are developing a series of briefs that highlight how various groups of Australians are affected and propose policy responses.
COVID-19 insights series
The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as a women’s pandemic because of its unequal social and economic impacts. Governments must invest in creating jobs, stimulating the economy and tackling stubborn social policy problems so as to build a better future for low-income women and their families.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses immediate risks for people with disability, their families and carers. It could also have lasting effects, and compound existing inequalities, unless we redouble efforts to build inclusive communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures to combat it have exacerbated existing barriers and created new challenges to care, services and supports for at-risk older people.
The crisis may be easing, but for mature-age, low-income Australians the consequences are likely to persist. New research shines a light on this group who have so far been overlooked.