Australia news live: AEC to investigate Andrew Laming; mass vaccination hub for Sydney

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, live

2.32am BST

Abc Hobart is reporting Tasmanian Labor candidate Ben McGregor has resigned from candidacy over “inappropriate” text messages.

More to come.

2.27am BST

The Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed that it will investigate Liberal National MP Andrew Laming over more than 30 Facebook pages that he operates without any disclosure of his involvement.

As reported by us on Tuesday, Laming has set up dozens of Facebook pages under the guise of community and news groups, including one that poses as a fake education institute.

This includes, but is not limited to, a communication that expressly promotes or opposes a candidate, political party, member or senator.

Continue reading...

Tags: Health, Energy, Facebook, Australia, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, AEC, Australian Electoral Commission, Laming, Andrew Laming, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus, Abc Hobart, Ben McGregor


February 24, 2021 at 4:00 AM Media bargaining code passes Senate – as it happened
February 24, 2021 at 3:27 AM Australia news live: media bargaining code passes Senate
February 15, 2021 at 3:20 AM First shipment of vaccine lands in Australia – as it happened
February 15, 2021 at 12:33 AM Australia politics live: first shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia
February 14, 2021 at 10:32 PM Australia politics live: First shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia – question time