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Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Part 3: Capital Measures (continued)

Health

Supply and Replenishment of the National Medical Stockpile

Capital ($m)
2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
Department of Health 6.9 25.5
Department of Health 1.1 0.7

The Government will provide $34.2 million over two years for the replenishment of pandemic influenza medicines and antidotes and antitoxins used in response to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear events as part of the National Medical Stockpile.

The National Medical Stockpile is a strategic reserve of medicines, vaccines, antidotes and protective equipment for use in the national response to a public health emergency.