Exposure sites in Canberra after Sydney man who tested positive to coronavirus visits gallery. Follow updates live Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster growsNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sitesAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over 11.18pm BST Richard Marles used his role in the Dutton v Marles weekly weirdness to push Labor’s line on the vaccine roll out issues:The point is this – last year, and we were making this point last year – in the midst of their self congratulation the government was complacent in the various queues that it placed Australia in in terms of the various vaccine projects around the world. So it wasn’t until the beginning of this year that we’re ordering the quantity of doses of Pfizer which will enable us to get there. It wasn’t till this year we even got in the queue of Moderna. 11.08pm BST Peter Dutton was over on the Nine Network for his weekly sparring contest with Richard Marles, where he was asked about the people facing up to three more weeks with no power in Victoria.Dutton says Victoria hasn’t asked for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), and he’s not sure why.We’ve been very clear, the ADF is on standby and prepared to go and provide whatever assistance is requested. I don’t understand why the acting premier in Victoria hasn’t pulled the trigger on that … there are families who are in a dreadful situation. You’ve reported since the start of this. We’ve been very clear, the acting prime minister has been very clear to Mr Merlino in Victoria that the ADF will provide whatever assistance is needed to help get Victorians through a very difficult time. Continue reading…
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Publish date : 2021-06-17 22:33:43
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