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Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year due to ‘many uncertainties’
PM says there is no new timetable to replace October target as Greg Hunt says doctors face no legal risk from AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

11, Apr, 2021 @8:38 AM

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Australia’s Covid vaccination relying on opaque private contracts worth millions
Lack of transparency over deals with private consultants, logistics companies and healthcare contractors adding to ‘layers of confusion’ over rollout

Ben Butler and Christopher Knaus

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Flawed, unethical and dangerous’: new NDIS assessments risk traumatising the vulnerable
Results of the independent assessment pilot scheme have raised grave concerns for people with disability, advocates say

Luke Henriques-Gomes

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Coalition’s ‘stupid’ October target creates more problems for Australia’s vaccine rollout, thinktank says
Massive gap between the promise and the delivery could see rise in vaccine hesitancy and loss of public confidence

Melissa Davey

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Scott Morrison spun a Covid vaccine story the public believed – and then it fell apart | Paul Karp
How forgiving are Australians likely to be? If history is any guide, things could get ugly for the prime minister

Paul Karp

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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New South Wales pauses then resumes AstraZeneca rollout – as it happened
Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca. This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay (now), Amy Remeikis (earlier) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

09, Apr, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Scott Morrison pledges 20m more Pfizer vaccine doses for Australia’s trouble-plagued rollout
PM rejects criticism the government has not done enough to secure alternative supplies as officials advise people under 50 avoid the AstraZeneca jab

Daniel Hurst

09, Apr, 2021 @7:41 AM

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Frustrated experts say Australia could already be producing mRNA Covid vaccines if it had acted earlier
Scientists have been warning the government for months of the need to develop a domestic mRNA capability

Christopher Knaus

09, Apr, 2021 @6:47 AM

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Tens of thousands of Australians left in the lurch as AstraZeneca Covid vaccine advice changes
Doctors say their phones have been ‘running hot’ and some states bar anyone under 50 getting the AstraZeneca jab

Melissa Davey

09, Apr, 2021 @6:18 AM

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Australians under 50 are advised to avoid the AstraZeneca vaccine. So what are the alternatives?
The cautionary approach taken over the risk of clotting means the nation must turn to other coronavirus vaccines. We examine the likely candidates

Christopher Knaus

09, Apr, 2021 @5:05 AM

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Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversal
GPs say clinics inundated with calls from confused patients after advice AstraZeneca vaccine be avoided by people under 50

Christopher Knaus

09, Apr, 2021 @2:02 AM

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What does Australia’s new advice on the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine mean and what is the risk?
Experts say the development of blood clots after getting the jab is still an ‘exceedingly rare’ side effect. So what triggered the government’s change in position?

Melissa Davey

09, Apr, 2021 @12:06 AM

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