Category Archives: COVID-19

Latest isolation rules for critical workers gets the balance right. But that’s not the end of the story

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Thousands more essential workers will be allowed back to work rather than having to self-isolate for seven days, under new rules agreed by national cabinet. High-risk close contacts – those living with someone who has COVID-19 – must…

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Pandemic disruption to PhD research is bad for society and the economy – but there are solutions

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Every year thousands of students enrol in PhD degrees at universities in New Zealand. The government funds their degrees because the advanced knowledge and innovations they develop benefit our economy and society. But there is growing concern about…

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As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and exploitation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. As Australia welcomes back international students, it’s a time for education providers to re-imagine how they cater to these students. Our research shows helping them to build strong connections with other students, as well as employers, makes them…

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COVID-19 vaccine mandates would likely face legal hurdles in Canada

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos wants provinces to make vaccination mandatory. Québec has proposed a health tax for the unvaccinated. And other democracies have proposed similar laws. But fining or taxing the unvaccinated raises practical and legal problems….

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Novak Djokovic’s visa cancelled ‘in the public interest’, with possible 3-year ban from Australia

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced late Friday he had cancelled tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa “on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so”. Djokovic’s lawyers immediately went…

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What does ‘academic freedom’ mean in practice? Why the Siouxsie Wiles and Shaun Hendy employment case matters

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Two high-profile University of Auckland academics raised important questions about academic freedom with their complaint to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) that their employer had failed its duty of care to them. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles and Professor…

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