Senate debates

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Testing

2:47 pm

Photo of Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie (Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie Network) Share this | Hansard source

[by video link] Senator, you and I know that I don't always agree with the business lobbyists, but today Innes Willox, the head of the Australian Industry Group, called on the government to pay for rapid tests when they are government mandated, like in New South Wales. He says that forcing employers to pay for tests so they can get their workers on site is putting a tax on jobs. I reckon he's right. Why are we so far behind once again, and when will free rapid tests be available for every worker who needs one?


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