The Academy is actively addressing the policy implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.
The most up to date information on our activities here can be found in our information hub.
One of our earliest activities in response to the pandemic was to publish a statement on 20 March 2020. It highlighted the extraordinary challenges of this developing situation and stressed the need for an effective public health response, noting that this is the collective responsibility of governments, health services and the wider Australian community. We called for greater transparency around the policies being introduced and we were delighted that the government subsequently published its COVID-19 modelling. The full statement can be downloaded below and you can read the associated news item here. On 18 May the Academy also published a statement in support of the COVIDSafe application. For more details on the statements read the news item here.