Monday, 21 June 2021
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022; Consideration in Detail
The vaccine rollout is in disarray. We are lagging behind the rest of the world. We have had yet another confirmed case of breakout from quarantine. This federal government is looking more and more shambolic by the day, and, as I stand here, as of the last few minutes, we now have a new Deputy Prime Minister of this country, in the member for New England. This vaccine rollout is leaving Australians vulnerable, and, instead of fixing it, those in this shambolic government are obsessed with themselves—obsessed with their own internals—and are now serving Australia by returning to Barnaby Joyce, the member for New England. There is no urgency to fix the vaccine rollout, and I stand here to ask questions of the minister for health about the vaccine rollout.
Let me go back to last June and July, when this government had meetings with Pfizer where they sat down together and Pfizer reportedly offered the Australian government as many vaccines as we needed.