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12.02 a. M. BST
The deputy prime minister, Barnaby joyce, says it is unfair for critics to give the Morrison government a “history lesson” about the launch of the vaccine.
Joyce has also defended Scott morrison for publicly applauding the New South Wales government for resisting a total shutdown when the Covid-19 case numbers were on the rise in June. Joyce said leaders were faced with “a dynamic environment where, of course, you learn things all the time.”
We learn from them … If the prime minister says, you know, that he takes into account that he’s learning things as he goes to do a better job tomorrow, well that’s what we all expect from him.. And I think it’s an admirable trait, good for him.
What I want is a better future, what others want, I am sure we will get it from our colleagues across the hall, who will give us a history lesson. Nobody lives there, we live today and in the future.
11.51 p. M. BST
A Sydney man has raised concerns about the Australian Immunization Registry after it was falsely registered as fully vaccinated against Covid-19, before receiving his first puncture.
Christopher Knaus reports:
When Sydney bus driver Ke Hua showed up at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital last week for his Covid-19 vaccination, he received shocking news.
The nurses told him that he was already fully vaccinated.
Related: A Sydney man said he was fully vaccinated, despite not receiving a single Covid puncture
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