COVID-19 Issues Alerts

A series of short VCOSS briefing papers to help inform public discussion and guide speedy policy development in relation to issues arising from COVID-19.

Jul 13

If authorities are forced to impose localised 'hard lockdowns' again, how should they do it better?


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May 6

What we’re learning in this crisis is that much of the work that keeps our society functioning is care work.


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May 5

You’d probably expect the lockdown to lead to a spike in loneliness. And you’d be right, in part.


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Apr 30

For many in our community a state of emergency is the daily reality. Emergency relief agencies are there to help.


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Apr 26

Done wrong, smartphone tracing could be a disaster. So let's do it right.


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Apr 16

For some Victorians, home is the least safe place they could be.


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Apr 15

It will take more than dog memes to get Victorians through the long winter months at home.


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Apr 13

Every household is different, and self-isolation rules will hit some harder than others.


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Mar 31

As we rush to ban evictions and protect renters from financial ruin, some questions are emerging.


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Mar 22

Without a plan, closing schools will have potentially disastrous social consequences.


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