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Covid-19 inquiry will exclude state and territory decisions, Anthony Albanese says

Inquiry headed by independent panel of experts will cover commonwealth pandemic response but exclude unilateral actions of states or territories

Anthony Albanese has announced a Covid-19 inquiry to consider commonwealth responses to the pandemic but excluding “actions taken unilaterally by state and territory governments”.

On Thursday, the prime minister announced the one-year inquiry will be headed by epidemiologist professor Catherine Bennett, health economist Dr Angela Jackson, and the former director general of the NSW health department Robyn Kruk.

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