COVID-19 inquiry to hear from Department of Health

Issue date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations will hear from the Department of Health.  

Senator David Fawcett, Chair of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, says the Department has been at the forefront of Australia’s COVID-19 response.

Senator Fawcett said “Australians can rightly be proud of the achievements of our health authorities in responding to and managing the COVID-19 pandemic, though of course there is still work to be done. The committee looks forward to hearing from the Department about recent developments in the fight against COVID-19 and the steps we might take as a nation to build our resilience as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Full terms of reference for the inquiry are on the Committee website.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday 13 August
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm AEST
Location: By teleconference

The hearings will be audio streamed live at

Media inquiries

Senator David Fawcett
Contact: Simeon Lawson
08 8205 1040

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2313

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