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By Sangeeta Pilger
COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and reshaping how we work. At a time when uncertainty is constant, and well-being and security loom large in people’s minds,…
By Christopher Elvidge
Satellite images show how electric lights have dimmed in Chinese cities as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The same methodology can also be used…
By Vanessa Bates Ramirez
Now we have further proof that, one, you don’t use the brain networks required for self-reflection and external engagement at the same time, and two,…
By Rosamond Hutt
Homeless people are more likely to have underlying health conditions than the wider population, which puts them at greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Cities…
By Matthew Sussex
Mixed messages, blame shifting, and political point-scoring won’t help us. What we need are clear communications and a whole-of-society effort, Matthew Sussex writes.
By Chris Johnson & David Donaldson
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a National COVID-19 Coordination Commission to “solve problems” that require the public and private sectors to work together. Here,…
By Josephine Moulds
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, ending weeks of speculation over whether they would go ahead in July.
By Marie McInerney
A whip-around-the-world collation of updates on how different governments are managing the COVIS-19 pandemic.
By Laurie Patton
The signs are this crisis will persist for six months or more. Even if the government simply made an in-principle commitment and the Coordination Commission…
By John Shine
Australia’s leading scientists have called for the data underpinning COVID-19 decisions to be made public.
By Roger Christie
Where should public servants start with social media during a crisis, when the stakes are high and people are emotionally charged? Roger Christie shares 10…
By Chris Woods
Welcome to Coronavirus Government Global Briefing, Mandarin Premium’s morning update on everything in local and global government responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. Today: 30 minute haircuts, other…
By Juliette O'Brien
The linear 'hockey stick' curve will never flatten while any number of cases are added to our total. It is not particularly useful in helping…
By Mounir Ibrahim
Although it is impossible to identify and prove fakes in real time, we can ascertain which images are truthful. Software already exists that can verify…
By Liz Specht
By removing the animal, some startup companies are aiming to produce meat with a fraction of the environmental footprint, needing as little as 45% less energy,…
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