Media release - Public hearings on the COVID-19 pandemic response


Public hearings on the COVID-19 pandemic response

The Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic response will hold its first public hearing into the ACT Government’s health and financial response and any other matter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday 9 April 2020 at 2:30pm. At this first hearing, the Committee will hear from representatives from ACTCOSS (ACT Council of Social Service).

The Committee will hold weekly public hearings, alternating between ACT Government officials and community groups which will be held virtually via Zoom and live streamed to the public. The hearings can be viewed from the Assembly on Demand website.

Committee Chair, Mr Alistair Coe MLA, said “All parties in the Assembly came together to ensure that the ACT Government has the powers it needs to address this public health emergency. This Committee has an opportunity to assist in ensuring that those powers are used effectively, that the public is appropriately informed and that community concerns are heard.”

The Select Committee was established by the Legislative Assembly on 2 April to provide oversight to the ACT Government’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The resolution establishing the Committee is available on the Committee’s website.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6205 0129 or by email at:

Wednesday 8 April 2020