When the pandemic hit in March 2020 Annie Butler, Federal Secretary at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, was at a conference in the UK.
She then had to quarantine for 14 days coming home, all the while working to manage what was known at the time about the virus.
“State and federal (governments) and Australian people just really united together and went ‘Right. What do we need to do? How can we do this?’
“Australia is very pragmatic, and just I think, responded really well and allowed us to just put health first and take the measures that we needed to.”
Further reading from this episode
ANMF.org.au – Annie Butler, Federal Secretary for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
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