Former prime minister Tony Abbott labelled Victoria a "health dictatorship" and called for its COVID-19 restrictions to be eased, claiming the state responded to its second wave of coronavirus infections with "the most severe lockdown tried anywhere in the world outside of Wuhan". Verdict: Mr...
Health Minister Greg Hunt claims advice from the Therapeutic Goods Administration states that up to 100 lives a year could be saved by making codeine products prescription-only. But the NSW Pharmacy Guild says there's no evidence to support this.
Immigration Minister David Coleman has criticised the so-called "medevac bill", claiming the legislation requires a "very, very low threshold" for bringing refugees and asylum seekers to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru.
The Government has responded to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Middle East by announcing Australia will take an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq in 2015-16, which Foreign Minister Julie Bishop claims amounts to the single larges