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Josh Frydenberg says people could get vaccinated ‘at the local Bunnings’ as the private sector pledges support for the sluggish rollout

Private enterprise could be integrated into Australia’s vaccine rollout later this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced. Frydenberg said a “productive” meeting of business leaders and government officials heard vaccines “could be provided at the local Bunnings or Officeworks”. But both Frydenberg and rollout chief Lieutenant-General John Frewen said that […]
Josh Frydenberg says people could get vaccinated ‘at the local Bunnings’ as the private sector pledges support for the sluggish rollout
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. It sounds like we’re not getting an austerity budget in May. The SMH reports that Josh Frydenberg’s first post-pandemic budget will “deliberately run the economy as fast as possible” in an attempt to get unemployment under 5%. The government reportedly believes unemployment needs to get to about […]
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‘No evidence of that causal link’: Josh Frydenberg dismisses claim Australia should suspend its AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over blood clot fears

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan today called on Australia to suspend its AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine rollout, citing the decision of several European nations to pause their own. Those precautionary measures were taken after reports of blood clots among some vaccine recipients, but there is no evidence of a link between the […]
‘No evidence of that causal link’: Josh Frydenberg dismisses claim Australia should suspend its AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over blood clot fears