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Former federal treasurer Wayne Swan has helpfully supplied his tackle the prime minister Scott Morrison’s apology over the country’s slow vaccine rollout yesterday.
After rising stress, Morrison apologised, a day after he repeatedly declined to say sorry for the federal government’s missteps.
Essentially, the efficiency yesterday was simply dreadful. People mentioned that he issued an apology. He didn’t. It was a half apology that was compelled. It wasn’t honest, and it didn’t go to the core of the issue.
If he was going to exit and say, ‘Let’s wipe the slate clear, let’s have a look at what’s gone incorrect right here,’ which is the choices they [the government] have taken to not buy the proper volumes and kinds of vaccines, then individuals would possibly take him critically.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting this morning that Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, will on Friday announce it has approved Pfizer’s application for a licence for its vaccine to be given to children aged 12 to 16.
The Telegraph quotes federal well being minister Greg Hunt as saying “protecting children would be an important and welcome additional step in the national vaccination program”.