As Labor’s Shadow Minister for Health said in a recent media appearance, “With only 15 per cent of Australians fully vaccinated, we're not yet in a position to introduce some of the systems we are seeing develop around the world.  

I think Australians would expect that the Prime Minister would give them the chance to get vaccinated before we start to see restrictions placed on people simply because their Government has not given them the opportunity to get vaccinated.  

In time, though, I expect we will see a mature, reasoned debate in Australia, about opportunities for people who have been able to get vaccinated to start to see life return to normal. But at the moment, Australians aren't given the chance to do that, because Scott Morrison failed in his job to give them the supply they need. 

Labor will continue to take the advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officers regarding both the COVID-19 vaccines and Australia’s borders. 

Labor will continue to monitor the situation.