22 Apr MEDIA RELEASE: SENATE INQUIRY INTO COVID-19 RESPONSE TO GET UNDERWAY THIS WEEK
SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
CHAIR OF THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON COVID-19
SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
SENATOR JAMES PATERSON
DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON COVID-19
SENATOR FOR VICTORIA
SENATE INQUIRY INTO COVID-19 RESPONSE TO GET UNDERWAY THIS WEEK
The Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 will hold its first public hearing this Thursday, 23 April 2020.
The Committee has resolved to focus on the Australian Government’s health and economic response in the initial hearings.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Brendan Murphy has agreed to appear before the Committee this week along with key representatives of the Department of Health.
The hearing will be held between 10am and 1pm on and will be broadcast publicly.
Chair, Senator Katy Gallagher will attend the hearing in Parliament House along with Dr Murphy while other Committee members will attend via either video conference or teleconference.
The Committee has also agreed to hold hearings twice a week during the initial stages of the inquiry, beginning next week.
WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL 2020
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