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The State and Federal Governments are at each other’s throats this week, after Australia failed to reach its early April target of administrating 4 million COVID-19 vaccines to the public.

The bickering between the two only started yesterday, when Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard attacked David Littleproud’s attempts to blame the state governments for missing the targets, claiming that the Commonwealth needed to improve their communication with the states.

David Littleproud has since hit back at comments made by Dr Miles, adding that he refuses to be lectured ‘by a man who was sacked as health minister and a government that was derelict in their duty of protecting their front-line health workers by not having them fully vaccinated before they treated COVID patients’.

The growing stoush comes just as Queensland end their three day lockdown.


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Thursday, April 1 2021
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Featured in storyDr Steven Miles, Deputy Premier of QueenslandGreg Hunt, Minister for HealthAssociate Professor Paul Griffin, Director of Infectious Diseases at Mater Health ServicesAssociate Professor Hassan Vally, Epidemiologist, La Trobe University

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