House debates

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Lockdowns

3:13 pm

Photo of David SmithDavid Smith (Bean, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister said, 'Ultimately, everything is a state matter.' Is it the states or is it the Prime Minister who is responsible for half the country being in lockdown because of his quarantine and vaccine failures?

3:14 pm

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

I reject the premise of the question completely, and therefore the answer is no.