In the middle of this unprecedented health and economic crisis, it is critical we do not let a crisis in our democracy emerge as well. Like Australia, New Zealand has shut down its Parliament due to COVID-19. However, NZ has found a non-partisan alternative to maintain accountability while Parliament is not sitting. Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist makes the case for an Epidemic Response Committee.
Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Ben Oquist, executive director of the Australia Institute // @BenOquist
Producer: Jennifer Macey.
Theme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum