A communicable disease control centre for Australia?

In a report, Diseases Have No Borders, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing noted evidence suggesting response to outbreaks tended to be disjointed, hampered by federalism and reliant on “informal networks” of experts.

“The lack of uniformity in infectious disease control and inadequate coordination … could potentially compromise Australia’s preparedness to respond to a nationwide outbreak... in the future,” the