A schoolyard tit-for-tat is playing out between the nation's politicians over Australia's vaccine rollout.
NSW and Queensland governments have hit out at Scott Morrison and members of his government after they blamed the states for the vaccine delays.
Nationals Deputy Leader David Littleproud accused the states and territories of being asleep at the wheel.
The comments come as Queensland works to contain two coronavirus clusters that have been linked to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, which was locked down as a precautionary measure.
The outbreak has also leaked into NSW, with a man in his 20s who attended the same Byron Bay venue as a hen's party linked to the Queensland cluster testing positive.
And it's safe to say the federal government's critcisim was not welcomed.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard demanded the federal government apologise and Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles blasted Mr Morrison for his handling of the rollout.
The federal government is responsible for acquiring and delivering the vaccines and they have failed miserably in adhering to rollout targets they set.
Australia has fallen 3.4 million doses short of its target to deliver 4 million COVID-19 vaccines by March 31.
The Prime Minister trying to blame states and territories for issues with the vaccine rollout is like blaming a child for not eating breakfast when there's no food in the house.
States and territories can't make vaccines out of thin air and they can only plan for the doses that have been guaranteed, plus they're planning for people's first and second doses.
These governments are hamstrung by the planning and action of Mr Morrison's government.
It might be time for the PM to take the advice he incorrectly dished out to a Sky News journalist last week to not throw stones from glass houses.
After all, he doesn't want the principal to be called to the schoolyard to sort this spat out.
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