Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Opportunities to Reduce Social Disadvantage from COVID_19

19 October 2021

This article identifies and examines a range of policy reform opportunities in Australia arising from COVID_19. The authors demonstrate how COVID_19 presents unique opportunities for rethinking and redesigning long_standing rules and regulations covering how people live and work in Australia, with some opportunities arising coincidentally and others requiring purposeful policy and institutional redesign. They present a broad range of ideas to address entrenched disadvantage in health, labour markets, the tax and transfer system, gender equality, education, housing and criminal justice in Australia, in order to leverage the COVID_19 crisis to build a better society.