House debates

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Hospitals

3:09 pm

Photo of Anne StanleyAnne Stanley (Werriwa, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister said, 'Ultimately, everything is a state matter.' Was it the states or the Prime Minister who said the number of patients in ICU is a measure of success? How many patients are in ICU today?

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

The manner in which that question was asked by the member is again misrepresenting the context of the statement. But on the serious issue that is raised, on the number of people in ICU, my advice is that the number is 184.