Sumary of 'Grow up': Olympian's Q+A plea to Australia's politicians over COVID response:
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally said “sorry” for Australia’s slow vaccine rollout on Thursday but for Q+A panellists it still wasn’t enough.
- “Former Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreed as he called on the federal government to communicate its plan clearly to Australians.
- “I think that we deserve is to be told nationally, where the finishing line is,” Mr Shorten said.
- Loading”There’s 13.5 million people locked down, businesses are screwed, it’s tough for families, there’s mental health trauma.
- “He also called on long-time political rival Mr Morrison to lead by example.
- I just wish the government, Mr Morrison, would lead now,” he said.
- Minister for Regional Health David Gillespie blamed both “vaccine hesitancy” and the initial shortage of vaccines around the globe for Australia’s low vaccination rate.
- “With Pfizer and with AstraZeneca, all the production in America was staying in America,” Mr Gillespie said.