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Coordination is required to future‐proof Australia’s capacity and leadership in public health genomics. Infectious diseases are an ever‐present risk to society, particularly because of globalisation and the threat of antimicrobial‐resistant organisms. Recently, a World Health Organization (WHO) team conducted a joint external evaluation of Australia’s core capacities under the International Health Regulations. The evaluation gave