Australian Politics in the Age of Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for Australia as a political community.

On Thursday 4 June 2020, an expert panel of Swinburne social sciences academics discuss the implications for public policy, foreign affairs and democracy, along with an open Q&A.

Panel members:

  • Prof Mike Leach (comparative responses in the Asia-Pacific)
  • Assoc Prof Kay Cook (gendered public policy responses)
  • Dr Belinda Barnet (the future of work and social culture)
  • Dr Chris Agius (security implications)
  • Dr Andrew Peters (indigenous policy implications)
  • Dr Damon Alexander (scientific expertise in public policy)
  • Dr Kerry Ryan (conspiracy theory and social media regulation)
  • Dr Rob Hoffman (elections and democracy)

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