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- 24 March, 2023
Force used on religious groups violating COVID-19 worship restriction
A new Pew Research Centre analysis finds that nearly a quarter of 198 countries and territories analysed used police and government force on religious groups who disobeyed COVID-19 worship restrictions. Source: The Christian Post.
CHA: Nobody should be left behind in future pandemics
Catholic Health Australia says Peter Shergold’s findings about the way Australia handled the COVID pandemic reminds society of its duty to look after the most vulnerable.
Pandemic response ‘failed the most vulnerable’
An independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 reponse has found ill-conceived policies and excessive lockdowns failed to protect the old, disregarded the young and abandoned some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities. Source: The Age.
Policy failures have lasting effect on essential workers
Government bungles during the pandemic had a lasting effect on essential workers including lost careers, reduced incomes and greater exposure to COVID-19 at work, a new report by Australian Catholic University and the United Workers Union finds. (ACU)