The Greens are calling on the Morrison Government to support the patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Greens say that the United States’ announced support for the waiver of intellectual property provisions on COVID-19 vaccines has put further pressure on Australia to back the proposal.
Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Greens spokesperson for International Aid and Development, said:
“Australia must immediately follow the United States and back the TRIPS waiver. We are one of the hold-outs and it’s morally indefensible.