How Australia can recover from the COVID-19 crisis – Webinar recording - Grattan Institute

COVID-19 is the biggest social and economic shock since World War II. Within two months, policies and systems for welfare, employment, childcare, health, and education have been turned on their head after decades of (at most) incremental reform.

Recovering from such a shock is a big task that will stretch government resources. Other less urgent (but important) reforms will have to wait until there are time and resources to do them properly.

In this special Grattan Institute/State Library Victoria Webinar, a panel of policy experts from the Grattan Institute discussed our latest publication, The Recovery Book, which identifies the extensive policy agenda Australia’s federal, state, and territory governments should deal with over the next six months.

Read the report.


  • Danielle Wood – CEO of the Grattan Institute
  • Stephen Duckett – Director of Grattan’s Health Program
  • Brendan Coates – Director of Grattan’s Household Finances Program
  • Marion Terrill – Director of Grattan’s Transport & Cities Program


  • Paul Austin – Editor at Grattan Institute