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Health sector pushes for certainty on establishment of an Australian Centre for Disease Control

Medical groups ‘optimistic’ as October budget commits to initial consultation but urge Labor to provide greater detail and more resources

Health groups are urging the Albanese government to lay out a clear timetable and allocate resources to fulfil an election commitment to establish a new Australian Centre for Disease Control.

The promise to establish a CDC was made in the middle of the Covid pandemic in late 2020, with the new centre to focus on future pandemic preparedness, the control of infectious disease outbreaks and preventing chronic and infectious diseases.

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