Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says the clear suggestion from a documents release show the federal government did not put enough “store” into negotiations with Pfizer.
“There was an offer to speak with global executives which wasn’t taken up last June,” Mr Clennell told Sky News Australia.
“There was an offer to meet with Minister Hunt, which wasn’t taken up. The correspondence is quite clear about requesting a meeting with the minister.
“I think there is a reasonable argument here the government could have done more on the Pfizer front.”