06 March 2020 – National Partnership Agreement formed with Federal government meeting 50% of health costs with each State

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Minister for Health, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet

Overview: National Partnership Agreement — Commonwealth to meet 50% of state health costs
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/coronavirus-public-health-partnership-states-commonwealth-meet-50-cent-state-costs

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: This new support sits above the current health agreements with the states and territories, and follows the health ministers meeting last week where we activated our Emergency Plan.