Senate debates

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Vaccination

2:04 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services) Share this | Hansard source

The government's position with respect to JobKeeper, I think, is very well understood. That has been made public on a number of occasions and so that is exceptionally well understood.

We will continue to build and grow the rollout of the vaccine with the objective of Australians having their first dose of the vaccine by the end of October, which was always our target. We said that we would start the vaccination process in February and we've done that. We said that we would start the rollout of phase 1b in March and we are doing that. We will continue to build and develop the rollout of vaccines across the country to ensure that Australians can be protected from coronavirus and that the Australian economy can continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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