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US BACKS COVID VACCINES PATENT WAIVER - AND AUSTRALIA SHOULD FOLLOW SUIT

May 06, 2021

Labor welcomes the Biden Administration’s support for the waiver of intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines and calls on the Morrison Government to follow suit.

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MORE ACTION REQUIRED TO ASSIST INDIA AND THE 10,000 AUSTRALIANS LEFT STRANDED

April 30, 2021

Labor calls on National Cabinet leaders to urgently provide options for additional support for the people of India, as well as Australia’s large Indian community.

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MORRISON MUST ENSURE DEVELOPING NATIONS HAVE ACCESS TO VACCINES

April 30, 2021

Labor calls on the Morrison Government to stop its obstruction and instead work cooperatively to explore all options that ensure developing nations can access safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines in a timely way, ahead of a meeting of the World Trade Organization today.

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MRNA VACCINES SHOULD BE MADE IN AUSTRALIA

April 22, 2021

An Albanese Labor Government will make it the first priority of Labor’s National Reconstruction Fund to deliver mRNA vaccine and RNA medicine manufacturing capacity right here in Australia, creating jobs and a new high-tech manufacturing industry.

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HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS KEEP RISING UNDER MORRISON GOVERNMENT

April 01, 2021

Today average Private Health insurance Premiums increased by 2.74 percent under the Liberal Government, or by an average $126 for Australian families.

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SCOTT MORRISON FAILS 4 MILLION VACCINATIONS TARGET

March 31, 2021

The Prime Minister promised 4 million Australians would be vaccinated by the end of March. We are now at the end of March and have only managed just over half a million.

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