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Which jobs are most at risk from the coronavirus shutdown?

“It’s reasonable to think the jobs of about 900,000 are already under threat.” – Jeff Borland, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne.

Six strategies to juggle work and young kids at home

To entertain and home school your children while working from home is going to take self-awareness, planning, communication and technology.

Can’t sleep and feeling anxious about coronavirus? You’re not alone

Worrying about whether you’re going to lose income, and what this will all mean long-term is to be expected.

Working from home: what are your employer’s responsibilities, and what are yours?

You and your employer may need to consider new routines for communication to ensure working at home is about physical distancing and social solidarity, not social isolation.

How super could soften the financial blow of coronavirus

Why a “Super Access” scheme is worth considering in the current climate.

How a time of panic buying could yet bring us together

As the coronavirus crisis develops, experts expect more people will be sharing food and groceries.

Morrison’s coronavirus package is a good start, but he’ll probably have to spend more

If there is an important criticism of the Morrison government’s (first) coronavirus stimulus package, it would be that it doesn’t concentrate on households enough.

Coronavirus could spark a revolution in working from home. Are we ready?

Extended workplace shutdowns seem increasingly likely.

A toilet paper run is like a bank run. The economic fixes are about the same

If everyone acts normally, we have an equilibrium, but if others panic buy, the optimal strategy for you is to do the same.

Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

It’s not just Australians. Shops in Japan, the US and New Zealand have also run low on the precious sanitary rolls.