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South park lands to host first rapid test pickup site

The State Government will establish a collection centre in the southern park lands for COVID close contacts to pick up free rapid antigen tests from tomorrow, although the health minister concedes there are likely to be “teething problems” as the site grapples with high demand.

Opinion

Free rapid antigen tests makes economic sense

The federal government announced this week that around 6.6 million Australians will be eligible for up to 10 free rapid antigen tests. But, as Jonathan Karnon, Billie Bonevski and Hossein Haji Ali Afzali argue, a policy of government-funded rapid antigen tests for all is highly likely to be cost-effective.