Weekend Wrap: Morrison goes on Insiders to spin vaccines failures and abandoning Aussies in Afghanistan, COVID doubles in NSW in 10 days, violent fascist recruitment rallies broken up


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Ben Davison analyses Morrison's claim he can't (or won't) bring home every Australian stranded in Afghanistan and the implicit promise to abandon our allies as thousands of people try to reach safety.

The bungled vaccine rollout is also dismissed by Morrison as something unforeseeable despite experts, Labor, unions and business all warning his government in 2020 that we needed more Pfizer and more local manufacturing capacity.

The exclusion of children from the vaccine rollout targets and the suggestion that opening up at 70-80% isn't impacted by the tens of thousands of active cases in the community is also broken down.

NSW records three straight days of record cases pushing the active cases well above 10,000 while extending their lockdown until October.

Victoria records 65 new cases, many in the regions around Shepparton, with lockdown extending into regional Victoria.

The ACT records 19 cases, 10-12 of which are in the disability community. New figures showing only one quarter of NDIS participants have had A dose of vaccine has highlighted the failure of Morrison to deliver on the promise to vaccinate disability support workers and Australian's with a disability.

Fascist recruitment rallies were held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide as up to 4,000 people marched with "violence in mind". Many repeated foreign propaganda, used Trumpian slogans, flew foreign flags and littered the streets with Nazi paraphernalia. The violence saw six police officers injured in Melbourne with 218 neo-fascists arrested and a further 47 arrested in Sydney.

Unemployment officially went down, but like the vaccination numbers, Morrison's government has been caught out using statistical fiddles with the real unemployment number closer to 10% than 5% and underemployment sky-rocketing.

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