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Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown is the wrong approach. Here’s what good public policy looks like – The Conversation AU

Three principles are missing from Victoria’s approach: a recognition of global best practices, a breadth of expertise and an ability to look at the long-term consequences of its decisions.



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In the early months of the pandemic, Australias public policy response to COVID-19 was widely celebrated across the world. The missteps and extended lockdowns in Victoria recently, though, shows how at least one state has slipped from being a gold standard.
So, what has gone wrong?
Effective public policy-making in a pandemic is enormously difficult. Very few countries around the world, if any, have had an exemplary record in the past few months. There are nonetheless a set of key principles …

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