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Monash Experts: What will the further easing of restrictions mean for Victorians, and do they go far enough?

With Victorian Premier Dan Andrews expected to announce further easing of lockdown measures today, Monash University experts are available to discuss the impacts of the changes, and if they go far enough. 

Dr John Vaz, Senior Lecturer, Monash Business School

Contact details: +61 414 352 319 or

Read more of Dr Vaz’s work on Monash Impact

  • The impact of ongoing restrictions on small business and industry, and where Victoria sits in its post-pandemic business recovery.

Associate Professor Steve Roberts, Associate Professor, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Contact details: +61 435 811 448 or
Read more of Associate Professor Roberts' work at Monash Lens

  • The impacts of the continued restrictions on young people and employment 

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Psychiatrist and Professor, Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)

Contact details: +61 429 028 852 or

Read more commentary by Jayashri Kulkarni at Monash Lens


  • What Victorians need most from the state government right now is certainty and transparent communication around a planned way forward. Without this, many may struggle to stay the course with regards to lockdown or ongoing restrictions.


Dr Zareh Ghazarian, Politics Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts

Contact: +61 402 851 224 or  

Read more of Dr Ghazarian’s commentary at Monash Lens

Dr Ghazarian can discuss:

  • Political ramifications of the update to the roadmap

  • How Melburnians might be feeling about the Premier and other Victorian Government ministers

Media can contact the academics directly, using the details provided. If urgent commentary on another topic is required, please contact the Monash University Media team on +61 3 9903 4840 or