Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Vaccination

2:51 pm

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

[by video link] That is the advice from the Doherty Institute. That's why we're following the advice from the Doherty Institute. That's why we commissioned the work in the first place, so that we could understand and make the appropriate decisions on the thresholds that were required for governments, through national cabinet and at a state level, to make their decisions in relation to reopening the economy and the community.

We all want to see the back of this pandemic as soon as possible. That's why we continue to work every day to ensure availability and access to vaccines and to grow that availability and access. The decisions that are being taken are based on the research that's been commissioned by the government at the request of national cabinet to support the reopening of the Australian economy. We will continue to follow that advice.


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