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Life Course Centre Webinar: ‘Never Let a Crisis go to Waste: Opportunities to Reduce Social Disadvantage from COVID-19’

October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course is proud to be a sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week

Please join Life Course Centre Chief Investigators this Anti-Poverty Week for a panel discussion about Opportunities to Reduce Social Disadvantage from COVID-19

In the midst of a global crisis that has upended almost all aspects of how we live and work, a life course approach turns attention to the long-term impacts of the pandemic. While it is too early to outline these impacts with any confidence, what we can do at this stage is reflect on the opportunities that COVID-19 presents for examining some of the long-standing, taken-for-granted rules and regulations about living and working.

In the paper, ‘Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Opportunities to Reduce Social Disadvantage from COVID-19’, Life Course Centre researchers present ideas on potential opportunities for rethinking, redesigning and reworking social policies to address disadvantage. This provides an optimistic, forward-looking counterpoint to what has undoubtedly been a catastrophic global social, health and economic event.

In this special webinar to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week, Life Course Centre Chief Investigators will discuss opportunities arising from COVID-19 to address long-standing inequalities in Australia in areas such as health, the tax and transfer system, labour markets and gender. There will be other pandemics and other global shocks. What we learn, and do, today will have significant bearing on future preparations and responses. This webinar will discuss some of the ways we might leverage the COVID-19 crisis to build back a better and fairer society for all.