Year 12 students, particularly in NSW and Victoria, have been disconnected from friends and faced anxiety over the uncertainty of exams. This added to the already high stress levels of this age group.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
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Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
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The media empire now seems to be wrestling with internal division over masks, vaccines and lockdowns – while being careful not to damage the Coalition ahead of the next election.
Despite Premier Gladys Berejiklian declaring a state of emergency, her plea to divert extra vaccines to New South Wales have fallen on deaf ears.
Public health information for migrant communities needs to cover off the basics but it also needs to provide nuanced messaging to counter myths and misinformation about COVID-19.
It may take until the end of the year to get case numbers close to zero, unless more stringent measures are introduced.
The business support package to save the NSW economy gets it right on most counts.
The nice way to describe a new study suggesting lockdowns haven’t saved lives is that it’s ‘brave’.
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It’s not as simple as NSW is good and Victoria is bad, but it’s not a long way from it, either.
NSW sits on a knife edge, with the coming day to show whether it’s in for a nasty but brief pause on activity, like the recent Victorian lockdown, or something much more serious, writes Michelle Grattan