15 April 2020 – Federal Government supports frontline health workers with $3 million

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Minister for Health

Overview: $3 million further funding to support frontline health workers with training and information on the treatment of coronavirus.
Full details here: https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/3-million-to-boost-the-national-coordinated-covid-19-research-response

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, No justification given
Evidence/Justification: The funding announced today builds on investments of more than $36 million by the Australian Government for fast tracked coronavirus research, as part of the $2.4 billion COVID-19 National Health Plan announced by the Prime Minister on 11 March 2020.