Around the world, Covid-19 has exposed and deepened existing social inequities. Frontline workers are typically low-paid and often from disadvantaged groups. Women have borne the brunt of caring responsibilities during the pandemic, which has negatively affected their careers. The shift to online technologies has highlighted the digital divide within countries and globally. As we look to the future, how can we reduce inequities in Aotearoa? This panel discussion will explore how the pandemic has exposed inequities in Aotearoa and examine how we can bring about change.

Chair: Jennifer Curtin, Public Policy Institute Director, University of Auckland

Panel members: University of Auckland researchers Ian Lambie, Carol Mutch, Tracey McIntosh and Hugh Webb, Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Social Development