Political families have a strong hold on power in Southeast Asian countries – often to the detriment of the people they serve.
The government is working hard to ensure Singapore does not become a modern-day Atlantis, Plato’s famous sunken city.
New data shows the recent damage to UK’s prized services sector – and potentially to Europe as a whole.
Medium-term expenditure frameworks can be useful only when they are based on comprehensive medium-term development plans.
How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably - only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like the same level of effectiveness.
Integrated care is the way forward in Asian societies — this is the best solution for maintaining a high quality of life among older adults.
JG Farell’s novel mocks the delusions and vanity of imperial attitudes that persisted even as the empire collapsed.
The writer was drowned at the age of 44, but he left three novels which have come to represent the decline of the British Empire.
Some quarantine hotels provide more of a ‘holiday vibe’ than others. Some countries don’t use quarantine hotels at all. Others use technology to make sure people stick to the rules.
Successful memes don’t often happen by accident. And COVID-19 has become a popular topic for their creators.
While some authoritarian governments have won early praise, research shows that democratic countries with a balance of power between central and regional bodies are best able to succeed.
If Australia wants to avoid a Singapore-style spike in COVID-19 cases, it must encourage its unlawful migrant workers to come forward for testing.
Countries aiming to flatten the coronavirus curve have one crucial aim: reduce the “effective reproduction number” of the virus to below 1. This means the spread is slowing, rather than accelerating.
Singapore, once a success in containing coronavirus, now has the most cases in Southeast Asia. One of the main reasons: the government’s neglect of its 300,000 foreign migrant workers.
Lockdowns will have to be lifted cautiously and new waves of infection are likely.
When a government’s health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders “stay home to save lives”.
The keys to success in Singapore: being prepared, keeping those infected with coronavirus out of the community and communicating effectively with the public.
Only the inner suburbs of Melbourne and other capital cities meet the 20-minute neighbourhood test. But we could transform the other suburbs for much less than the cost of current transport projects.
Electrifying transport needs bigger changes than another high-end electric car.