03 March 2020 – Aus + NZ plan medical assistance to the Pacific and Timor-Leste

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs
Intervention Categories: International relations; Foreign aid
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

Overview: Planning and medical assistance to Pacific and Timor-Leste
Full details here: https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/coronavirus-assistance-pacific-and-timor-leste

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Perception of an increased threat to the country
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: Australia and New Zealand are jointly funding the WHO’s Pacific regional coronavirus response plan.