The COVIDSafe app is dead. What can we learn from this ‘failure’?

15 August 2022

Associate Professor Stan Karanasios, UQ Business School and Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, write for The Conversation


On August 9 2022, Australia’s COVIDSafe app was officially decommissioned, and all its features removed. People were encouraged to uninstall the app. Reports of its closure have made international news.

On ceasing COVIDSafe, health minister Mark Butler said the “Albanese government acted to delete the wasteful and ineffective COVIDSafe app” and accused the former government of wasting “more than $21 million of taxpayer’s money on this failed app”.

Was COVIDSafe a magic bullet, as per the previous government, or a total failure, as the current government wants us to believe?

Read the full article at The Conversation

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