Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Phase 1a of the vaccine program starts today; questions about the government’s response to Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations likely to dominate parliament. Follow all the latest news and updates, live
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11.07pm GMT

Over in the Senate, Penny Wong is responding to Linda Reynold’s explanation to the Senate over the Brittany Higgins allegations.

Wong is speaking about the government response at large:

When serious allegations were made, as part of his political response Mr Morrison has threatened those seeking to hold his government to account that no party is immune to these issues.

Of course no party, no organisation, is immune from these horrific acts.

10.57pm GMT

Helen Haines, along with her crossbench colleagues, is introducing another bill into the house – this time on power:

A year ago, I invited a group of local experts in community energy to help me design a national policy for locally-owned renewables in regional Australia. I’m so excited to have some of those people in the House tomorrow as I table my Australian Local Power Agency Bill. pic.twitter.com/vbw50aUS3N

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Source: The Guardian
Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations