18 February 2020 – Prime Minister announces $2mil in funding for coronavirus research

Type of Intervention: Financial Support
Sectors Involved: Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, “eminent experts from across Australia including the three centres of research excellence working on epidemic preparedness, the WHO Collaborating Centre on Influenza, the CSIRO and states and territories”

Overview: $2 million in funding for coronavirus research
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/backing-important-coronavirus-research

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: Following a meeting of leading Australian researchers last week, the Government is providing the funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for an open and competitive Grant Opportunity to develop a coronavirus vaccine.