Surfers walk past a billboard urging people to stay at home, in Sydney on December 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Surfers walk past a billboard urging people to stay at home, in Sydney on December 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Surfers walk past a billboard urging people to stay at home, in Sydney on December 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shahar Hameiri
Opinion

Opinion

Shahar Hameiri

Australia’s Covid-19 lesson: time to relearn how to govern

  • Successive economic and governance reforms have drastically weakened the Australian state’s capacity to directly address serious problems, even in an emergency

Surfers walk past a billboard urging people to stay at home, in Sydney on December 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Surfers walk past a billboard urging people to stay at home, in Sydney on December 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Surfers walk past a billboard urging people to stay at home, in Sydney on December 19, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Shahar Hameiri

Shahar Hameiri

Shahar Hameiri is associate professor of international politics, University of Queensland. He is working with Dr Tom Chodor on a project investigating Australia’s response to Covid-19.