Prime Minister Anthony Albanese chairs first national cabinet, extends hospital pandemic funding

Harley Dennett
Karen Barlow
By Harley Dennett, and Karen Barlow
Updated June 17 2022 - 7:09am, first published 1:30am

COVID pandemic funding for the state and territory health systems will be extended until December 30 this year, the national cabinet leaders meeting has decided.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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