Australia’s dismal vaccination rate is undermining what was a great scorecard for the economy that emerged over the first half of 2021.
Since the start of 2021, the economic news was stunningly good. Not only relative to the forecasts and expectations of all economists, but in absolute terms with the unemployment rate falling, wages growth picking up, the stock market and house prices hitting record highs and business conditions and consumer sentiment tracking at or near record highs.
It has been obvious for many months that the Morrison government’s dithering, missteps and errors in obtaining enough COVID-19 vaccinations, was a huge risk to the health of Australians and was a major risk to the economic outlook.
Following the two new COVID-19 vaccination campaigns that emerged over the weekend, Mumbrella went to a range of industry leaders to get their thoughts on how the government is encouraging Australians to get the jab.
It's not new news that the finance and banking Industries are under some pressure during these times. Assisting our community and our families is a big job that puts pressure on our system and our people. We all understand this, but one thing I've learned in these recent times is that crisis does not change people, crisis reveals them. How we deal with a crisis is a reflection on how we deal with life.
While the world is fighting to contain the Coronavirus Pandemic, there are a range of technologies already being deployed to assist with keeping people safe during this outbreak. This short article lists some of the ways that advanced technology can help to contain the spread of COVID-19:
Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch interviewed Shara Evans, who is recognised as one of the world's top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies. Here's what she had to say about how technology will impact the way healthcare is delivered in the future and what organisations should be thinking about to plan for disruption.