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Australia’s Covid vaccination relying on opaque private contracts worth millions

Lack of transparency over deals with private consultants, logistics companies and healthcare contractors adding to ‘layers of confusion’ over rollout * From reassurance to shambles: how Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout unravelled * Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversal The Australian government is funnelling millions of dollars to private contractors for its beleaguered Covid vaccine rollout using opaque deals – some of which are hidden from the public and ignore transparency standards. The government is relying heavily on contractors to aid its vaccine rollout, including multinational consultants PwC and Accenture, logistics companies DHL and Linfox, and healthcare contractors Healthcare Australia, International SOS, Sonic Clinical Services and Aspen. Continue reading...

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