Without a national organisation that facilitates and coordinates a response to communicable disease control and prevention Australia’s response to the pandemic was at times fractured and confusing.
An Australian CDC would bring together the various elements of health protection and promotion into one organisation: an organisation that is led by the Federal Government and seamlessly integrates with State and Territory health systems and services.
Beardmore, R, MacNamara, C and Birchall L. Preparing Australia: Designing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC). Evohealth. 2022.