It is seen as politically unpalatable to engage in redistribution during a global crisis. Most governments are opting for broad-brush policies.
Currently, only 42.6% and 44% of people enrolled in the Family Hope Program and food assistance, respectively, actually receive the assistance.
These findings come from a study we carried out in 2018 that examined multidimensional poverty in South Sulawesi.
COVID-19 increases risk to international students’ mental health. Australia urgently needs to step up
International students, most of whom are on temporary visas, have been excluded from the goverment’s A$130 billion stimulus package.
For communities living in dense areas with limited access to clean water, it’s impossible to apply middle-class preventive measures.
If geography wasn’t challenging enough, Indonesia now has to contend with the vexing financial and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yolngu musicians from the AIC’s Makassar-Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program are broadcasting East Arnhem Land music online while lockdown keeps visitors from coming to the Territory.
In December 1915, Prime Minister William (Billy) Hughes announced he would set up a national laboratory “which would allow men of all branches of science to use their capabilities in application to industry”.
Destructive fishing practices in Sulawesi and elsewhere around Southeast Asia and are a direct cause of death for corals and fish.
Even though Indonesia has abundant solar energy, state power firm PLN, currently the only electricity supplier, can’t tap into it right away as it is bound by contracts it has signed with various power plant operators.
“The Indonesian government has a mess on its hands – one largely of its own making. Sadly, its people will likely pay a very high price for the months its leaders spent denying the obvious.”
Each arises from our seeming unwillingness to respect the interdependence between ourselves, other animal species and the natural world more generally.
Our analysis shows an economic downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will dramatically increase rental stress for people with insecure or casual work.
Lack of internet access in Southeast Asia poses challenges for students to study online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Though the world has become hyper-connected, in Southeast Asia, like in many other developing regions, a large segment of the population don’t have access to the internet.
PM Scott Morrison has announced that anyone entering Australia must enter a 14-day self-quarantine period. Questions have been raised as to how this new mandate would be enforced.
In 1606, Shakespeare and his company bolted the doors of the Globe Theatre and fled London as bubonic plague led to a total shutdown of theatres. Now we know what it must have felt like.