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Australia Charts Course to Reopening to the World
August 26, 2021

Australia Charts Course to Reopening to the World

By Joshua Mcdonald
With a zero COVID state unobtainable, Canberra is looking to reopen once vaccination rates pick up.

How Australia’s COVID Policy Backfired
August 17, 2021

How Australia’s COVID Policy Backfired

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s initial successes against the virus may have rendered it complacent, impacting its vaccination campaign.
COVID-19 and Fortress Australia
July 06, 2021

COVID-19 and Fortress Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The value of being inside Australia may have risen during the pandemic, but the value of being an Australian citizen has clearly decreased. 

‘Scary’ Sydney Virus Cluster Blamed on Delta Variant Grows
June 25, 2021

‘Scary’ Sydney Virus Cluster Blamed on Delta Variant Grows

By Associated Press
“Since the pandemic has started, this is perhaps the scariest period that New South Wales is going through,” said state leader Gladys Berejiklian.

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community
June 07, 2021

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s Sikh community has been providing thousands of free meals a day to those whose incomes have been restricted by lockdown measures. 

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India
May 07, 2021

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

By Grant Wyeth
Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians in India will still be a difficult, and expensive, prospect.

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.

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