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The Policy Pitch: How Australia can recover from the COVID-19 crisis

07 July 2020

COVID-19 is the biggest social and economic shock since World War II.

Within two months, policies and systems for welfare, employment, childcare, health, and education have been turned on their head after decades of (at most) incremental reform. Recovering from such a shock is a big task that will stretch government resources. Other less urgent (but important) reforms will have to wait until there are time and resources to do them properly.

In this special Grattan Institute/State Library Victoria webinar, a panel of policy experts from the Grattan Institute discusses The recovery book, which identifies the extensive policy agenda Australia’s federal, state, and territory governments should deal with over the next six months.


Danielle Wood – Grattan Institute CEO
Stephen Duckett – Director of Grattan’s Health Program
Brendan Coates – Director of Grattan’s Household Finances Program
Marion Terrill – Director of Grattan’s Transport & Cities Program
Paul Austin (moderator) – Grattan Institute editor

About The Policy Pitch

The Policy Pitch is a seminar series featuring panels of experts and critical thinkers tackling some of the most important problems facing Australia.

The Policy Pitch is a joint initiative of State Library Victoria and Grattan Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to developing high-quality public policy for Australia’s future.

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