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Australia news LIVE updates: Moderna strikes vaccine deal with Morrison government as Anthony Albanese prepares to address Parliament in federal budget reply speech – The Sydney Morning Herald

The Opposition Leader will deliver the traditional budget reply speech tonight as Victoria scrambles to contain the potential fallout from an interstate-acquired…

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Health Minister Greg Hunt is outlining why Australia has agreed to buy 25 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine when the country already has tens of millions of doses from other providers.
They serve two purposes, Mr Hunt says. Firstly, as a reserve supply for this year if other elements of the supply chain were to run into any challenges. Secondly, they are our foundation of a booster and variant strategy.
Health Minister Greg Hunt in Question Time on Wednesday.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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