/ 04 February 2021

Speaking of strains…

PM Scott Morrison cracked it with Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly yesterday. Kelly has consistently advocated for unproven coronavirus therapies, raised doubts about masks’ effectiveness, and expressed concerns about vaccinations. Just this week he joined coronavirus-sceptic/celebrity chef Pete Evans for a backslapping podcast session. Kelly’s Coalition colleagues have refrained from condemning his views – until yesterday. After a hallway confrontation with senior Labor MP Tanya Plibersek in the Press Gallery of Parliament House went viral, the MP was hauled into the headmaster’s office. Shortly after he chatted with Morrison, Kelly released a statement declaring he’ll support the vaccine rollout. “I hope that today sees an end to the information – or disinformation – from the Member for Hughes,” Labor leader Anthony Albanese said.

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