Senate debates

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: First Nations

2:52 pm

Photo of Malarndirri McCarthyMalarndirri McCarthy (NT, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

[by video link] The CEO of the Northern Territory Aboriginal medical service John Paterson warned:

The targets suggested of 70 or 80% vaccination are totally fraudulent if applied to remote Australia … they would totally fail our people.

Minister, how many First Nations Australians will be fully vaccinated when Australia reaches the 70 and 80 per cent targets for Australians aged over 16?


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