The 9pm Four-Phase Year Two Custard Duck

A deserted King Street, Newtown, Sydney, photographed during what would normally be the evening rush hour on Monday 28 June 2021. (Photo: David Olsen)

More than a year into Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic response, Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally produces a plan that includes vaccinating people — with no targets and no deadlines.

In this episode also hear about Labor’s bold and exciting plan, we hear some great advice from the NSW health minister, and we hear a few thoughts about critical race theory.

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Thanks also to Peter Lieverdink for the gin.

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