Opinion

Coronavirus: Telling people to pull themselves up by the bootstraps doesn't cut it during a public health crisis

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:25pm, first published March 20 2020 - 1:00pm
Two-thirds of Qantas' workforce has been stood down due to COVID-19. Picture: Shutterstock

After a summer of unprecedented bushfires and a billion animals dying, Australia now finds itself in the midst of an unprecedented public health pandemic with an economic crisis to match.

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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