On Thursday, progressive think tank the Grattan Institute released a report that models several scenarios that could lead Australia to reopen following the recent outbreaks that have placed over half the population back in lockdown.
The Greater Sydney lockdown looks like it will be extended beyond next week, as case numbers and community transmissions continue to climb. With two other states also under stay-at-home orders, one of the Commonwealth Bank’s head economists has warned the economic impact will be much larger than first thought. Head […]
A new study lays out how Australia can reopen its borders by managing risks around levels of COVID-19 vaccination. If 60% of adults and children are vaccinated by 2022, Australia would be able to reopen its borders with minimal fatalities from the virus, it found. The study’s author said that […]
The federal government has announced it is calling for proposals for the mRNA vaccine to be manufactured in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that while the move would not solve the country’s immediate vaccination problems, it would help protect Australians against future crises. The announcement comes amid reports millions […]
If Australia continues with its current approach to pandemic containment it could be decades before international borders reopen, the Australian Medical Association has warned. While the AMA suggests many Australians don’t think border closures past 2022 are “reasonable”, in fact evidence on the ground suggests the majority of Australians are […]
Qantas Australia CEO Alan Joyce conceded the airline’s promise that international travel for Australians could resume by October 31 was highly unlikely in a speech on Wednesday. Qantas had promised it would resume international flights at the end of October based on the expectation most Australians would be fully vaccinated. […]