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VIDEO: Health Minister Mark Butler's audit of Australia's COVID vaccine supplies

University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Emma Larouche, from the University of Canberra’s Media and Communications team discuss the week in politics. They canvass the crossbenchers’ stoush with the Prime Minister over staff, which is in a holding pattern while Anthony Albanese is overseas. In Europe, Albanese has joined NATO leaders in calling out China’s behaviour and received blowback from Beijing in return. Has the reset in China-Australia relations come to an end before it really began? Meanwhile Health Minister Mark Butler has announced an inquiry into Australia’s stocks of COVID vaccines and anti-viral drugs, and purchasing plans. We don’t hear so much about the pandemic these days but deaths remain high. Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Town Talk: A conversation with Warren County Sheriff Mark Butler

In this Town Talk, our publisher Mike McCool speaks with Warren County Sheriff Mark Butler. Sheriff Butler gives us an update on the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office recently released its 2021 Annual report, which is linked below. Warren County Sheriff Mark Butler releases...
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Georgia labor chief Mark Butler won’t run for reelection

ATLANTA – Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler announced Monday he will not seek reelection to a fourth term. Butler, whose agency has faced huge obstacles processing the deluge of unemployment claims filed during the pandemic, informed employees in a memo that he is stepping down to focus on his wife’s battle with cancer.

Georgia State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said last week that unemployment is down in every region of the state.

“We are seeing positive labor market data across the state,” Butler said. “The unemployment rate is down in every region, county, and metropolitan statistical area, reflecting the strength of our state’s economy. Career opportunities remain high for job seekers as we continue to see rising jobs numbers in metro and rural areas throughout Georgia.”

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Mark Butler on the vaccine rollout and democracy in the Labor Party

Despite this week’s strong economic figures, the pandemic is not as distant in the rearview mirror as many had hoped it would be by now. In Victoria, cluster outbreaks have forced the state into a new lockdown. With cases amongst aged care workers and residents, the state waits nervously as health authorities battle to contain the situation. As Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler is focused on scrutinising the federal government’s handling of pandemic and the aged care sector, and what more should be done. “The problem is distribution[…] We need to ramp up the aged care vaccination and...