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‘MEDIA STATEMENT’ from the Hon. Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP

Prime Minister





Monday 3 May 2021




The National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board has concluded its work on behalf of the Australian Government.

Australia has come a long way since I announced the Board on 25 March 2020.

We have moved past the emergency phase of the COVID-19 response and are now on the path of economic recovery. Australia’s strong health and economic circumstances and our strong outlook make it the right time for the Board to conclude its work.


A hallmark of our response to COVID-19 has been the way we have listened to a wide range of trusted, expert voices. The Board provided a real-time business perspective on critical aspects of our COVID-19 response.

They used their experience and networks to help with troubleshooting in the crisis management phase of the pandemic, helped businesses safely reopen with COVIDSafe plans, and provided a business perspective to help inform our policies for economic recovery.


I want to thank the Chair of the Board, MrNev Power, and each of the current and former Commissioners for their work. They answered the call for their country when they were needed and have worked hard to support the Government’s plans for managing the virus and economic recovery.



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