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"If you cut migration across Australia, labour force will cease to grow over a period of time and will eventually start going backwards because Australia is an ageing economy," says John Piggott.

"If you cut migration across Australia, labour force will cease to grow over a period of time and will eventually start going backwards because Australia is an ageing economy," says John Piggott.

Topic: Consumer Panic in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presenter: Timothy Neal, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney

The trade-off between the rate of new infections and relaxation of restrictions will matter both domestically and internationally as Australia's main exports are people-based, says Scientia Professor John Piggott.

According to Prof. Piggott, a recovery plan must also address the vulnerable groups in society that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

Women are experiencing more mental health issues than men and the challenge of child-rearing during the pandemic has been especially challenging for women, says Professor Leisa Sargent.

Topic: Intergenerational Inequality and the Intergenerational State
Presenter: James Mahmud Rice, CEPAR, The University of Melbourne

Topic: The contribution of health-related behaviours and psychosocial factors to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among older Australian men
Presenter: Saman Khalatbari Soltani, CEPAR, The University of Sydney