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Impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on vulnerable workers in Australia

This briefing is the first in a two-part series examining the impact of the current economic shutdown on vulnerable workers, drawing on analysis of labour market characteristics to identify the types of communities and sectors that are uniquely vulnerable.

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Covid-19: Rough sleeping

We look here not just at what councils are being asked to do during the crisis, but the scale of the problem based on snapshot statistics filed by local authorities last autumn.

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Local Government and Covid-19: The Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has wide implications for businesses, individuals and public authorities and has introduced unprecedented emergency powers, not seen outside a war. This briefing provides a summary of and comment on the Act, focusing in particular on the provisions relating to social care.

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Coronavirus: five levels of volunteering and community action

This briefing provides an overview of what councils and partners are doing, at huge speed, to mobilise volunteers and set up community hubs and provides suggestions and examples of good practice.

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Finance round-up: March 2020

We will be publishing regular finance round-ups over this period – covering developments relating to Covid-19 but also other finance announcements. This is the first round-up.

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Swift Read: COVID-19 and civil society responses

Voluntary and community organisations are already supporting communities through  COVID-19. At the same time, many grassroots mutual aid initiatives have sprung up, linking people who need support with volunteers. The civil society response has been heartening but COVID-19 presents exceptional challenges to the sector and its impact may be long-lasting.

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