Philanthropists to fund probe into COVID-19 response

An independent panel will look into how well Australia handled the pandemic

A panel of philanthropists will fund a review into Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps can be taken to prepare the nation for the next health crisis. 

The six-month long independent inquiry will be overseen by Western Sydney University chancellor and former top public servant Professor Peter Shergold. 

It is being described as non-political and will be funded by three separate philanthropic groups, the Minderoo Foundation, the Paul Ramsay Foundation and the