22 Sep 2021

Australia correspondent Annika Smethurst

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 22 September 2021

Australia correspondent Annika Smethurst joins Kathryn to talk about Prime Minister Scott Morrison's trip to Washington following the announcement of the AUKUS security alliance, how New South Wales and Victoria have a road map out lockdowns by Xmas, but with thousands likely to be hospitalised. Meanwhile the lockdowns are taking their toll, with riots and protests in Melbourne after government announced mandatory vaccines for construction workers.

Demonstrators hit a police car during a protest against Covid-19 regulations in Melbourne on September 21, 2021.

Photo: AFP