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Budget | 2014-15

Budget 2014-15
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2014-15

Part 3: Capital Measures (continued)


Routine Replenishment of the National Medical Stockpile

Capital ($m)
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Department of Health 5.7
Related expense ($m)
Department of Health 1.8

The Government will provide $7.5 million in 2014‑15 for the replenishment of antidotes and antitoxins used in response to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear events and pandemic influenza medicines 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.

See also the related expense measure titled Reform of the Operation and Management of the National Medical Stockpile in the Health Portfolio.