South Africa's management of the COVID-19 pandemic must now shift from a centrally regulated approach to one that enables participation and compliance by communities, workers and businesses.
A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic's economic downturn hits.
Uncertainty and hardship will make many relationships more vulnerable.
On this episode of Politics with Michelle Grattan, shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers joins the podcast to discuss the prospect of economic 'snap-back' in the months to come.
With so many people in need of financial support due to the coronavirus crisis, is it right to draw on unemployment when you have savings?
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher (remotely) about the week in politics.
The 2020 "Rebuilding Together" budget rightly targets a looming unemployment crisis, but just how bad that will be remains uncertain.
Women have suffered much more than men. Many who were employed in March have withdrawn from the labour force and so aren't counted as unemployed.
We are going to need some sort of wage subsidy well beyond six months. The best kind of subsidy would be portable.
Younger, unmarried or less educated workers are feeling the brunt of the economic effects of COVID-19. The fallout may deepen already existing inequalities.
There's a lot the treasurer could do, but there's an argument for leaving things as they are.
COVID-19 has hit college and universities particularly hard, but do 'nonessential' employees have to suffer?
The imperative to keep a roof over our head keeps us wedded to economic growth. If we want to halt climate change, we need another way
The global financial crisis taught us recoveries needn't be V-shaped.
Trying to land your dream job during the COVID-19 pandemic may be a daunting challenge. Two university-based job coaches offer insights on how to think more long-term.
An ANU study providing a longitudinal examination of the effects of the coronavirus shows a rise in trust in government, and a fall in perceived job security
Employment levels regularly dip after crisis.
Now that Canadian youth can work part-time without becoming ineligible for government assistance, many will be incentivized to work in jobs in increased demand during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
Prolonged unemployment could result in a major public health crisis as early findings from a study indicate high rates of psychological distress in people who have lost their jobs during COVID-19.