Australia news live: doctor who gave wrong vaccine dose had not completed training, Greg Hunt says

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4.56am GMT

Labor’s health spokesman, Mark Butler, will hold a press conference at 4pm.

That will be on the doctor who administered the wrong dose of the Pfizer vaccine to two elderly people in Queensland NOT having completed the requisite training before he became an immuniser.

4.45am GMT

You may remember the One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts gave a speech to the Senate in response to the Brittany Higgins allegations on Monday.

He said:

We have already said that this needs to be investigated by the police. I would have expected someone in the prime minister’s position, both within his party and within the parliament, to have acted swiftly, immediately, unequivocally and clearly. We have not seen that.

I go back to August 2019, when I was on the inquiry into the appointments of former minister Bishop and former minister Christopher Pyne immediately after they retired from parliament.

Eventually, Mr Parkinson started getting nervous and unsteady, and he admitted that he had no power to investigate the issue. I’m only a junior senator – I’ve only been here five minutes – but he was the prime minister’s chief man.

The prime minister knows that Mr Gaetjens does not have the power to investigate this issue.

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