The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most disruptive issues worldwide, adding pressure to our public health system and the economy.

The Australian Labor Party has promised a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention if they win the election, but advocates warn Australia needs more investment in public health, particularly in the workforce. The centre will help Australia to be better prepared for future pandemics and to control infectious diseases better. 

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Terry Slevin – Adjunct Professor and CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia

First aired on The Wire, Friday 13 May 2022