The Shared Price of Insecure Work

How insecure work has undermined Australia’s battle against the pandemic

Four and a bit months ago, I posted on Facebook this prediction for how the battle against COVID-19 would be lost in Australia.

I was wrong on at least two counts:

  1. I thought that folks in insecure work that involves a lot of indirect contact with others (such as couriers and delivery riders) would become major vectors. This turned out to be wrong for two reasons: the first wave of the virus in Australia…