This is pretty amusing stuff. Apparently, Kevin Rudd has lobbied Pfizer for more Aussie doses while PM Morrison spends his time confecting lies. Rudd has written to the PM:
A second former PM put the boot in:
Thank you @MrKRudd for speaking to the Chairman of Pfizer to secure an earlier delivery of vaccines. Staggered the vaccination of Australians was apparently not important enough to warrant a call from @ScottMorrisonMP or @GregHuntMP to the Pfizer boss.
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) July 11, 2021
The Morrison government is in full damage control at the propaganda sheet:
A spokesman for Health Minister Greg Hunt told The Australian there was no evidence Mr Rudd’s meeting influenced the decision for the pharmaceutical giant to send more vaccines down under.
As we know, it’s still, unclear whether there’s been any change at all:
One thing is certain, Morrison polling is suffering. From Newpoll today:
An analysis of Newspoll surveys conducted between April 21 and June 26 puts the Coalition and Labor on an even electoral footing, with Greens preferences pushing the ALP to a 51-49 per cent lead despite the party lagging the government on primary support by 36-41 per cent.
Nationally, the Prime Minister’s net approval rating has been pulled down by nearly 10 points from 27 per cent to 18 per cent.
Love the phrasing. Labor is in a two-party preferred winning position.
You can say it, Holt St.