“We have literally hundreds of thousands of Australians…applying for social security” – Jeremy Poxon, Australian Unemployed Workers Union

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to grip the world with the number of confirmed cases climbing every day. The virus isn’t just affecting our health, but also our work with businesses around Australia forced to close due to social distancing restrictions. As a result, sadly thousands of people are losing their jobs, leading to massive queues at Centrelink offices around the country. So exactly how is the Coronavirus affecting workers? We spoke to Jeremy Poxon from the Australian Unemployed Workers Union as well as Courtney Duka, from Five Four Entertainment about the crisis and how it’s having an effect on people from all walks of life.

Also on the show, do single-sex schools still have a place in modern society? With controversy surrounding some of these institutions in Australia, we had a chat to Associate Professor Judith Gill from the Univeristy of South Australia to find out if the apparent benefits of single-sex schooling outweigh the negatives. Meanwhile on Wavelength Explains, we give you all the latest on the Coronavirus crisis and how it has been developing.

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Airdate: March 30, 2020

Reporters: David Simmons, Hamish Kearvell & Zane Dean  

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