G20 Health Ministers' meeting prompts support from Australia on health security

Mark Butler, Australia’s new Minister for Health, emphasized the need for better health security in virtual discussions at the G20 Health Ministers' meeting in Indonesia.

The G20 meeting also discussed antimicrobial resistance (AMR), tuberculosis (TB), and 'One Health' approach challenges. The meeting specifically discussed a Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data. Issues under discussion will culminate in a final G20 Health Ministers' meeting in October 2022.

Butler emphasized Australia's investment in its domestic vaccine production ability and its intention to establish an Australian Centre for Disease Control. He also indicated that Australia will establish a major inquiry to review its handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

Press release – Department of Health

News article – Australian Broadcasting Corporation