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Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Page: 43


Mrs McINTOSH (Lindsay) (13:58): [by video link] I want to give a big shout-out to everyone in my community of Lindsay for everything you're doing this time to keep each other safe, to back each other and to keep our community safe. While we're staying apart, it's never been more important to stay connected. We're here in lockdown, and many people with small businesses are doing it tough. That's why I brought our community together to hear from the Prime Minister. So many people across the community—local manufacturers, hairdressers, swing schools—came together last night by telephone, and the majority of the questions and of our discussion with the Prime Minister were about how about we back each other during this time and, particularly, how we get vaccinated. The Prime Minister outlined our plan and our clear vaccination targets. With the dangerous delta strain, we have to get to that 70 to 80 per cent of people vaccinated to protect our community, to protect our loved ones and to protect each other. But, to do this, we have to have that gold medal run until the end of the year. So I encourage my community of Lindsay: check if you're eligible, speak with your GP, and get vaccinated. We have the best community spirit in this whole country. Let's keep backing each other.

The SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.