The state government has enlisted a US software company to deploy a data management system that will speed up contact tracing. But security could be a hitch.
Relaxing restrictions too soon would only cost more jobs in the long run.
The live streaming of music events online is full of potential – but right now few artists or hosting venues are earning much from it.
During uncertain times, feelings of anxiety and even anger are normal responses. If left unchecked, these emotions can affect how we behave, but acknowledging them can ease their intensity.
We believe New Zealand can eliminate COVID-19 again. But it could do more to speed up that process with mandatory masks and tighter controls on high-risk venues, including bars, gyms and churches.
Employers have long feared that working from home makes employees less productive. An analysis of 3 million workers in 16 cities during lockdowns suggests the opposite.
In the event of a new pandemic or a second wave of COVID-19, lives can be saved while also stabilizing business. It's not an either/or decision.
Will the joy and exhilaration of travel return after the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, but with a new value proposition built around safe and secure travel.
Interviews reveal why some people drank more during lockdown and others gave up alcohol altogether.
Don't think you're alone when working from home - the typical office desk has more than 10 million bacteria. Here's how to stop your WFH setup leaving you needing sick leave.
The hard lockdowns of whole blocks have been challenging for many residents due to their histories of trauma, their housing conditions and a lack of communication and understanding from authorities.
Too many people are going out with COVID-19 symptoms or while awaiting a test result, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said, after the state hit a bleak new record of 484 new cases.
Research suggests the coronavirus pandemic's greatest impact is due to people changing their behaviour voluntarily. So we may be overestimating the costs of government restrictions.
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
Given what is now known about the mortality rates of COVID-19, the ongoing disruptions to children’s care, education and health are no longer justified.
Some experts were concerned about the creation of unrealistic expectations, links with gender-based violence, and the potential for addiction. Others said education might help to offset these harms.
The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.
Without policies to address the core needs of small business, Victoria's second wave of restrictions will be a killer blow.
Once something bound up with other people, more recently 'happiness' is seen as something very individual. Has our dependence on each other during lockdown changed our sense of where happiness lies?
Victoria has recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. It might be time to return to a statewide lockdown.