Scott Morrison defends pub that was banned from giving patrons a free beer if ...

Scott Morrison defends pub that was banned from giving patrons a free beer if ...
Scott Morrison defends pub that was banned from giving patrons a free beer if ...
'I'll get this sorted': Scott Morrison leaps to the defence of pub that was banned from giving patrons a free beer as a reward for getting Covid jab Scott Morrison defends Victorian pub offering free beers for vaccinated patrons Prime Minister told Sunrise the bar better stock up on kegs with new demand  The Prince Alfred Hotel in Port Melbourne was offering a drink for a vaccine TGA called pub Wednesday to inform them they cannot offer the incentive  

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Scott Morrison has defended a Melbourne pub offering free beers to vaccinated patrons, saying a health body's decision to ban the incentive was 'a bit heavy-handed'.

The Prince Alfred hotel in Port Melbourne is located directly across the road from the Port Melbourne Town Hall vaccination clinic.

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The hotel was offering those who had been vaccinated to come across and enjoy a free drink on the house, hoping to do their bit to encourage Australians to roll up their sleeves and get jabbed.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration contacted the bar on Wednesday to inform it they could not offer such a promotion, leading the Prime Minister to say the government are working to 'get it sorted' with 150,000 jabs being given weekly.

'Cheers to the PA (Prince Alfred),' she said to Sunrise on Friday morning.

'They might want to be careful, there might not be enough kegs to back that one up.'

Prince Alfred Hotel co-owner Tom Streater (pictured) offered patrons a free beverage if they show a blue vaccination card, encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots

Prince Alfred Hotel co-owner Tom Streater (pictured) offered patrons a free beverage if they show a blue vaccination card, encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots

Morrison said while the TGA were doing their jobs, he saw the lighter side of the scheme and thought it was a creative idea. 

'The TGA is doing a good job, the rules are there for important reasons,' he told Sunrise.

'It is a sensible rule, but in these circumstances, the national interest is to get

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