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Thank you, Mr Speaker. I spoke to the Premier earlier today, and we spoke specifically about if there was any need for further vaccine doses to be distributed in New South Wales, and the Premier advised me that she was pleased with the dosage distribution based on…

That was her clear advice to me today, and that was advised to the National Cabinet by the lieutenant general earlier in the week.

I commend the New South Wales Premier for the way she is handling the outbreak in New South Wales.

The fact that she hasn’t gone to lock down Australia’s biggest Sydney but has taken the positive decision to keep Sydney and New South Wales open for its residents and to continue to rely on what is Australia’s best contact tracing system in New South Wales.

Mr Speaker, I can advise even at today two-thirds, 66.27, just under two-thirds of our population over the age of 70 has now been vaccinated. 49.1 per cent on those first doses of those over…

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