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CSL no-show at Senate inquiry into Covid vaccines labelled ‘disrespectful’ – The Guardian

Independent senator Rex Patrick argues the biotech giant’s refusal to give evidence is galling given ‘we’ve invested commonwealth money’

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CSL has said it is too busy making 50m Covid-19 vaccines for Australia to explain its role in the $1.7bn AstraZeneca supply deal to a federal parliamentary inquiry.
The biotechnology company was a no-show at the first hearing of the Covid-19 inquiry in 2021, prompting the independent senator, Rex Patrick, to accuse it of disrespecting the Senate and behaving improperly by not submitting to scrutiny.
At the start of the hearing, the chair, Katy Gallagher, said the company had declined to appear on…

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