We may not be immune to the coronavirus, but I want to assure the Australian people that we are taking all possible steps to protect the health of our citizens and the economy.
We do need to pull together now and I’m confident that we will.
Our planning is advanced.
Our institutions are strong.
Our Budget is restored to balance.
Most importantly, we face this challenge with our greatest asset undiminished – that is, the common-sense, resilience and ingenuity of the Australian people.
Australia will pass this test and emerge stronger on the other side.
- Scott Morrison, 10 March 2020