11 March 2020 – Federal government announces $2.4 billion health package

Type of Intervention: Financial Support
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 for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Minister for Youth and Sport

Overview: $2.4 billion health package
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/24-billion-health-plan-fight-covid-19

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Our medical experts have been preparing for an event like this for years and this is the next step up in Australia’s plan.