Preserve and protect

31 August 2020

How far should governments go in restricting people's freedoms in the name of public health?

It’s been more than eight months since the first COVID-19 case was recorded in Australia, and more than six months since the Australian Government introduced nationwide restrictions in response to the global pandemic.

And now, with the Queensland Government announcing new measures to contain a potential outbreak and the Victorian Government seeking to extend its state of emergency, it’s clear that restrictions will remain in place for many Australians for some time to come.

Associate Professor Gilbert Burgh from the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and Professor Karen Thorpe from ISSR join other UQ researchers in sharing their views.

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