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

By Dina Bowman, Maria Mupanemunda and Seuwandi Wickramasinghe 2021

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.

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By Diane Brown 2020

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.

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By Amber Mills and James Finnis 2020

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.

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By Amber Mills, Suyin Ng, James Finnis, Kate Grutzner and Bhairavi Raman 2020

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.

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By Danielle Thornton, David Politanski, Joseph Borlagdan & Shelley Mallett 2020
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Findings and recommendations about how we can minimise COVID-19’s impact on Victorians experiencing disadvantage.

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