18 March 2020 – Human biosecurity emergency declared

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Human biosecurity emergency declared
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The declaration was recommended by the Chief Medical Officer in his capacity as the Director of Human Biosecurity.