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Australia: Government establishes business liaison unit on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australia: Government establishes business liaison unit

The Australian government announced the establishment of a new coronavirus business liaison unit within Treasury.


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According to a release on the Treasurer's website, the role of the unit will be to engage with peak business groups on systemic issues relating to coronavirus so that these are addressed by the government.

  • The unit will be staffed by officials drawn from agencies across the Australian government and will work closely with the private sector.
  • The unit is intended to be a source of information for business groups on the Australian government's response to coronavirus and the actions that agencies are taking to support business. 
  • The unit operations begin 16 March 2020. 

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