No Centres for Disease Control needed in Australia: Hunt

The Minister for Health claims the government's approach 'has been fundamental in saving lives' during the pandemic

Minister for Health Greg Hunt has laid part of the blame for a sharp rise in coronavirus cases internationally on a pandemic response model the AMA has proposed for Australia.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

Labor and the AMA have backed a Centre for Disease Control (CDC) model of dealing with pandemics, which is used in the US and Europe.

The AMA says Australia would be well served with a body tasked with preserving health and preparing for future