Policy: Consultation Response

Submission: COVID-19 Response Inquiry


In December 2023, the Academy provided a submission to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Response Inquiry.

This submission responds to the Inquiry terms of reference 2, 3 and 8 as they relate to the health and medical research landscape and the translation of research into evidence-based policy and practice. We also focus on the policy gaps and opportunities to improve future preparedness. At the same time, AAHMS acknowledges Australia’s pandemic successes. Overall, we had a lower excess mortality rate and less excess health sector spending than many other countries, and while there are certainly areas for improvement, Australia faired relatively well by international standards.

Read the full submission below.

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