ACTU has joined with international aid groups, health organisations and church organisations to call on the Australian Government to support the proposal currently before the World Trade Organisation to allow a temporary waiver of some intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies.

Many developing countries will not have widespread access to COVID-19 vaccines until 2023 – a waiver is urgently needed to ramp up vaccine production and enable all countries affordable and timely access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The Guardian covered the story here: