Craig Kelly and Tanya Plibersek face off in Parliament House
Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek has had a heated confrontation with controversial Liberal MP Craig Kelly in the corridors of Parliament House.
The two politicians were surrounded by cameras and microphones as they faced off, moments before Mr Kelly was scheduled for an interview on Today.
The MP from Sydney’s south was later brought into the prime minister’s office for a dressing down.
Scott Morrison has reportedly told Mr Kelly to stop pushing views contrary to accepted medical advice, and that his comments were having a negative impact on the government’s vaccine strategy.
Mr Kelly later released a statement about the meeting.
“The Prime Minister reinforced the importance of ensuring public confidence in the Government’s vaccine strategy,” he said.
“I have agreed to support the Government’s vaccine rollout which has been endorsed by medical experts.
“I have always sought to support the success of our nation’s public health response during the pandemic.
“I believe that the spread of misinformation can damage the success of our public health response during the pandemic.”