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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced an inquiry into Australia’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will investigate ways of providing broader health supports for people impacted by COVID-19 and lockdowns, international policies to support Australians at home and abroad, and support for industry and businesses.
It won’t examine actions taken unilaterally by state governments.
The special commission of inquiry will be formed of three members – an economist, an epidemiologist and a public administration expert.
Mr Albanese says it’s important…