Federalism and the COVID-19 crisis: An Australian Perspective

As the world copes with COVID-19, federations are no exception. In a new series, practitioners and experts from around the world will share perspectives on how federalism has shaped their country’s pandemic response. The authors will also examine possible future implications of the crisis on the governance system.

In our fourth paper, Roger Wilkins,  former Secretary of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and former Director-General of the New South Wales Cabinet Office, lays out Australia’s response to the Covid pandemic.