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Lockdowns, mandates, and the way forward

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In March 2024, Gigi Foster discussed with independent MP Russell Broadbend why Australian governments pushed for lockdowns and vaccine mandates rather than following the pandemic plans that were already in place, and how to share different perspectives on the pandemic. Watch the full interview below.

https://youtu.be/Dy3Dk88HaWo?si=Yr0Fud3qF3-NzzuM

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  • Prof Gigi Foster

    Gigi Foster (Professor, UNSW School of Economics; BA Ethics, Politics and Economics, PhD Economics) works in diverse fields including education, social influence, time use, lab experiments, behavioural economics, and Australian policy. Named 2019 Young Economist of the Year by the Economic Society of Australia, she publishes in both specialised and cross-disciplinary outlets, and her innovative teaching was awarded a 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. She has filled numerous roles of service to the profession and engages heavily on economic matters with the Australian community, as one of Australia’s leading economics communicators, in the media and at live events. She is co-author of The Great Covid Panic (Brownstone Institute 2021, with Paul Frijters and Michael Baker) and Do Lockdowns and Border Closures Serve the “Greater Good”? (Connor Court 2022, with Sanjeev Sabhlok).

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