Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

 

Government clueless on vaccinations for homeless Australians

MARK BUTLER MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGEING
MEMBER FOR HINDMARSH
 
JASON CLARE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES
MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND 
 

GOVERNMENT CLUELESS ON VACCINATIONS FOR HOMELESS AUSTRALIANS

 
Today in Senate Estimates it was revealed the Morrison Government has no idea how many homeless Australians have been vaccinated. 
 
Instead, they said it was a matter for the states. 
 
The vaccination rollout is the responsibility of the Federal Government and Scott Morrison is failing miserably. 
 
After failing to answer how many aged care residents and workers have got their jab, it beggars belief the Morrison Government has no idea how many Australians sleeping rough have been vaccinated. 
 
Minister Ruston also refused to outline how homeless Australians would be vaccinated, instead fobbing that off to the states too. 
 
This is not good enough. 
 
Homeless Australians experience some of the worst health outcomes in Australia, leading to an average lifespan of twenty to thirty years younger than Australians who have a roof over their head. 
 
Scott Morrison doesn’t have a plan for the vaccine rollout.

The opening of our economy is dependent on people getting jabs in their arms. The longer the wait, the more lockdowns we’ll see. 
 
FRIDAY, 4 JUNE 2021
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
ARLEY BLACK (CLARE) 02 9790 2466 
LUCY CARUSO (BUTLER) 08 8241 0190