Covid-19 Blog

Covid-19 Blog

Business interruption in a COVID-19 Australia

COVID-19 has directly and indirectly affected the operation of many Australian businesses, leaving many with lost earnings. Some businesses have turned to their insurers to claim on their business interruption (‘BI’) insurance policies. However, most current BI policies are not intended by insurers to cover a pandemic, and most include some form of exclusion.

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Where’s the data on Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout?

Three months into the vaccine rollout, publicly available data on vaccine uptake in Australia remains rudimentary and sporadic. This is in stark contrast to many other wealthy countries, where transparency has been key. Karen Cutter, Jennifer Lang and Kirsten Armstrong argue that better information could help all stakeholders understand what’s going right and what’s going wrong, and home in on the interventions most likely to make the biggest difference.