Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Covid-19 Taskforce Commander Lieutenant-General John Frewen will meet with business leaders today to try and find ways to speed up Australia’s vaccination roll out.
The meeting will seek to establish a framework that allows businesses to administer vaccines to employees and help “consistent messaging on the vaccine rollout”.
The meeting will be attended by groups including the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Council of Australia, the Australian Industry Group, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia as well as supermarket chains, Coles and Woolworths, the big four banks, airlines including Qantas and Virgin, as well as telco giants Telstra and Optus.
Mr Frydenberg said while Australia’s economy has been resilient throughout the pandemic, there is more to do, particularly in accelerating the covid vaccine roll out across the country.
“Throughout the pandemic we have partnered with the business community and we are looking to do so again to roll out the vaccine in a safe and efficient manner,” he said.