Barnaby Joyce claims rapid antigen tests being 'hoarded'

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated January 24 2022 - 6:41pm, first published 5:00am
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has apologised for saying no one was dying from COVID-19 in Australia. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Barnaby Joyce has blamed hoarding of rapid antigen tests by the public and businesses for crippling supply shortages across Australia, as the Morrison government was forced to defend the slow rollout of free kits to pensioners and other concession card holders.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.