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10.08pm GMT

We are looking into this

#BREAKING @jekearsley reports two elderly people in Queensland have been given an overdose of the Pfizer vaccine, an 88-year-old man and 94-year-old woman. Given four times the recommended dose. The elderly man is in hospital. @9NewsAUS

9.55pm GMT

Not sure why there needs to be so much consultation when practically everyone agrees it needs to be an independent inquiry.

Today my crossbench colleagues and I are meeting with @Birmo to discuss the terms of reference for the inquiry into the culture of the parliament. That inquiry must be independent, rigorous, and make its findings public. The events of recent weeks must be a watershed moment.

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