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International borders are about to open, but our research shows the plight of stranded Australians is not over

Australia’s international borders are due to reopen next month for people returning to states with 80% vaccination rates. But this does not mean the plight of Australians who have been stranded overseas during the pandemic is over.

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Australia’s international borders are due to reopen next month for people returning to states with 80% vaccination rates. But this does not mean the plight of Australians who have been stranded overseas during the pandemic is over.

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Analysis and opinion | 10 Sep 2021

Policy Forum Pod: Time for work to change

Why does society still imagine work as distinct from everyday life? How can policymakers rethink how time is allocated to address gender inequity and improve population health?

Analysis and opinion | 9 Sep 2021

A social divide is emerging. Here's how to keep it together

There is a new divide in Australian society; the vaccinated versus the non-vaccinated.

Professor Lyndall Strazdins

Analysis and opinion | 23 Aug 2021

Why men need to work like a woman

The yardsticks we use to measure gender equality in the workplace — women working the high-flying jobs traditionally held by men and equal pay for equal work — are sizing-up a broken system.

Analysis and opinion | 13 Aug 2021

Feeling the winter blues? You’re not alone

A combination of reduced sunlight and colder temperatures can lead most of us into a winter hibernation. And whilst that is great for bears, it is not so great for humans.

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Analysis and opinion | 25 Jun 2021

Policy Forum Pod: Learning from the Black Summer

It’s an experience no Australian wants to relive, but bushfire seasons like that of 2019/2020 are likely to increase in frequency due to climate change.

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Analysis and opinion | 10 May 2021

Policy Forum Pod: A vision for a healthy Australia

Experts in the social determinants of health Sharon Friel and Sandro Demaio join hosts Arnagretta Hunter and Sharon Bessell to discuss realising the vision of a healthy Australia by 2030.

Analysis and opinion, News | 27 Jan 2021

COVID pandemic can help bridge rich-poor divide

Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic is fertile ground to address global inequities and create a more equal world.

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Analysis and opinion | 18 Dec 2020

Policy Forum Pod: The wellbeing economy - lessons for the future

Alook back on the year, and our special mini-series on the wellbeing economy.

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Analysis and opinion | 11 Dec 2020

Policy Forum Pod: The wellbeing economy - democratic repair in disconnected times

On this episode in our special Policy Forum Pod mini-series on the wellbeing economy, Carolyn Hendriks and Millie Rooney join us to discuss how people and communities are bypassing politicians and policymakers to pursue a positive vision for Australia’s future. 

Analysis and opinion | 9 Dec 2020

The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world’s women and children

Breastfeeding can play an especially important role in early-life nutrition. It can benefit children’s future school performance and economic prospects in later life, as well as the mother’s health.

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