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New Zealand to Open Travel Bubble With Australia on April 19
April 06, 2021

New Zealand to Open Travel Bubble With Australia on April 19

By Nick Perry
Australia had previously allowed New Zealanders to arrive without going into quarantine but New Zealand had taken a more cautious approach.

Why Is Australia’s Vaccine Campaign Moving So Slowly?
March 22, 2021

Why Is Australia’s Vaccine Campaign Moving So Slowly?

By Joshua Mcdonald
More than 6 million Australians are currently eligible to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A mere fraction have received it.
As Vaccines Arrive, Australia Struggles With COVID-19 ‘Infodemic,’ Too
January 29, 2021

As Vaccines Arrive, Australia Struggles With COVID-19 ‘Infodemic,’ Too

By Joshua Mcdonald
Canberra now has a plan to begin vaccinations, but hesitancy has been on the rise among Australians.

Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain
January 13, 2021

Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain

By Joshua Mcdonald
The emergence of a much more contagious variant of COVID-19 comes as Australia rolls out vaccines. 

Australia Enters First Recession Since 1991
September 14, 2020

Australia Enters First Recession Since 1991

By Joshua Mcdonald
After almost three decades of uninterrupted economic growth, Australia’s luck has run out thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia’s Aged Care Facilities Have Failed Amid the Pandemic
August 29, 2020

Australia’s Aged Care Facilities Have Failed Amid the Pandemic

By Joshua Mcdonald
As recent testimonies to a royal commission demonstrate, the Australian government has poorly managed the pandemic in aged care facilities.

Australia to Open Travel Corridor for Seasonal Workers
August 24, 2020

Australia to Open Travel Corridor for Seasonal Workers

By Joshua Mcdonald
With borders still closed, the Australian agriculture industry is facing a looming summer shortage of workers. 
‘Bad Luck’: Victoria Sees a Surge in COVID-19 Cases
July 24, 2020

‘Bad Luck’: Victoria Sees a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Australian state of Victoria did everything right, yet the coronavirus still found a weak spot. That should serve as a warning to other countries emerging from lockdowns.

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?
June 29, 2020

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Water shortages, COVID-19, economic downturn and distrust in China are causing record-low pessimism among Australians.

Australia’s Unsung COVID-19 Heroes: The Diplomats
June 16, 2020

Australia’s Unsung COVID-19 Heroes: The Diplomats

By Melissa Conley Tyler and Pravin Silva
The pandemic has changed the way Australia’s diplomats engage with Asia.

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions
May 14, 2020

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia and New Zealand have begun easing restrictions and are discussing the possibility of a “COVID-safe travel zone” between the two countries.
Australia, COVID-19, and the Trans-Tasman Bubble
May 06, 2020

Australia, COVID-19, and the Trans-Tasman Bubble

By Conor McLaughlin
How an old alliance can guide Australia’s post-coronavirus future.

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