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Brittany Higgins has just issued this statement in response to the prime minister’s comments today:
I shared my story yesterday because I didn’t want what happened to me, to happen to anyone else.
I note the apology from the prime minister in the media this morning and thank him for this.
The prime minister’s announcement of an investigation into the culture in Parliament House is a welcomed first step, though it is long overdue.
It is on the TGA approval:
Our vaccination program is on track.
Our vaccination program has the backing of Australia’s best medical experts and that means that we can proceed along the path that we have set out and I look forward to working with all the states and territories and medical health professionals across the country, those involved in logistics supply chain, to ensure we can get this out right across the country and it’s going to make a huge difference to how we live here in Australia this year, and in the years ahead.