The grim reality for older Australians during COVID-19
While public health issues have been foremost in the global fight against COVID-19, public policies are only now exposing the full consequences of this international scourge. And for more than a third of older Australians, isolation – not health concerns – was the biggest problem.
A tourist drawcard and an economic lifeline – but a threat to health
Exotic to tourists, essential for local low-skilled workers, Indian street food vendors also peddle another ware: the risk of contaminated food.
The lockdown quandary: is the pain worth the gain?
Monash researchers are mapping the global effects of different strategies used to contain and manage COVID-19. This is what they have found so far.
How a simple phone call calmed misconceptions around COVID-19
When the pandemic first broke across India, foreigners, minority groups, police and frontline workers were falsely blamed for its spread, fuelled by misinformation, rumours and long-held discriminatory beliefs.
“This is really a marathon.” Meet the statistician helping forecast the spread of COVID-19
Globally renowned statistician Professor Rob Hyndman is at the centre of an elite team modelling COVID-19 cases for Australia's leaders and policymakers.
When COVID-19 first hit, Australian investors under-reacted. Why?
In the weeks following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Australian market drifted down. Then came the reaction.
The concept of collective leadership and how it could lead us out of a pandemic
In a crisis are more heads better than one? Here are five ways your organisation can introduce collective leadership and put a group of leaders making joint decisions at the helm.
Things you need to know before using a debt management company
As more Australians struggle with debt due to COVID-19, the services of credit repair or debt management companies may seem attractive. But it pays to look more closely.
Full speed into the future (ep6)
COVID-19 is accelerating society's digital transformation. Who are the winners and losers? What does it mean for how we work, live and learn? With Deep Kapur and the Head of Monash Business School, Simon Wilkie.
We’re cut off, but how deep should this moat be? (ep 5)
Caught between one very tetchy trade partner and another flailing superpower. We're lost in the world. How do we get unstuck between two superpowers – and can our trade agreements? The experts map out our biggest challenges – and how to solve them. With Nicola Charwat, He-Ling Shi and Paul Kalfadellis.
‘Dens of plague’: the future of the city (ep4)
How working from home, closed borders and social distancing will affect the property market and the cities we live in. With Jason Choo and Tony Venables.
Introducing ‘Connecting the dots of COVID-19’
When it comes to the economy, everything is connected. Thought Capital podcast host Michael Pascoe takes a six-part walk through some of the implications of COVID-19, from our mental health, to whether cities are dead, the survival of small business, the economy and global trade and the winners and losers of all this digital transformation.