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Inquiry into Australia’s Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The independent review into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity for Advance to share the experience and suggestions of overseas Australians to better prepare for future health crises and international emergencies. The independent panel, led by Peter Shergold AC, is funded by the Minderoo Foundation, the Paul Ramsay Foundation and the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation. It asks four questions:

  1. What impact did the pandemic have on you and your community?
  2. What worked well, and what didn’t work well, in governments’ policy responses to reduce the impact of the pandemic on you and your community?
  3. What should be done now to better prepare for the next health crisis?
  4. What other issues would you like to raise with the Panel?

You can read the key points in the draft Advance submission, using the form below. Did we cover everything? Do you have any anecdotes/examples to help illuminate the points? We would love to hear your perspective.

Please provide your comments by 30 June 2022. The final submission will be posted on our website in July. Any comments or questions, email us at [email protected]

Further Reading: Final Report here from the Senate Select Committee on COVID19, April 2022.