本周早些时候，医疗用品管理局（Therapeutic Goods Administration）给本地生产的Covid-19疫苗开了绿灯。全国有近360,000人接受了疫苗接种，第一阶段B级正在疫苗接种进行中，这将极大地推动供应，同时墨尔本CSL工厂正在加紧生产。
Earlier this week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration gave the green light to the locally produced Covid-19 vaccine. With nearly 360,000 people vaccinated across the country and Phase 1B of the rollout well underway, this will provide a huge boost to supplies as manufacturing gets underway at the CSL factory right here in Melbourne.
As part of my role as Assistant Treasurer, in Parliament this week I introduced legislation to establish a mandatory motor vehicle information sharing scheme. The scheme will ensure independent automotive service and repair businesses will get access to the technical information they need to repair your car, allowing you to choose where you go for a service.
Also this week, the Government announced an additional $135 million to support the arts and events sector as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, building on almost $800 million in support for the sector during this time. Like with our recent $1.2 billion support package for the tourism and aviation sector, as the recovery continues the Government will monitor the impacts and provide support where it's needed.
Finally, new figures out this week show that $23.6 billion has been wiped off the budget bottom line as more and more people return to work and the unemployment rate continues to fall. Thanks to Australia's world-leading economic recovery driven by the Government's $251 billion in direct economic support measures such as the HomeBuilder program, we are well placed to have more people in work than there were before the pandemic.
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The Hon Michael Sukkar MP
Federal Member for Deakin
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer