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Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW records new local Covid case in Sydney; Australian cricketers to leave India

Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW; Cricket Australia to fly players to Sri Lanka or the Maldives to await lifting of India travel ban. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid case: man tests positive in SydneyNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsCovid check-ins fall 25% in NSW as Sydney records mystery caseUN raises concerns over Australia’s India travel ban 8.27am BST Just a bit more on the NSW Labor cyberattack.A spokesperson for the party said:This is a matter of seri...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Maldives, Sri Lanka


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW records new local Covid case in Sydney; India travel ban challenged in federal court

Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW; hearing to take place in federal court to challenge India travel ban. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 6.29am BST Earli...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese


Australia news live: NSW records new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW; PM says case numbers in the Howard Springs quarantine facility are falling. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 5.29am BST ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, US, America, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian economy


Australia news live: new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW; PM says case numbers in the Howard Springs quarantine facility are falling. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 4.27am BST ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese


Australia news live: Biloela family may be released on Christmas Island; minister to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders

Home affairs minister flags possible reprieve for Tamil family held in detention; Coalition under increasing pressure to lift the ban blocking 9,000 Australians in India from returning home. Follow latest updatesFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 1.28am...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Myanmar, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Morrison


Australia news live: minister to hold urgent roundtable with Indian-Australian community leaders

Coalition under increasing pressure to lift the ban blocking 9,000 Australians, including 650 who are considered vulnerable, from returning home. Follow latest updatesFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with vaccine shortfalls as pleas for more AstraZeneca doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 11.22pm BST Sorry to dive straight into ...
Tags: Health, Business, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Biloela, Karen Andrews, Coronavirus, Karen Andrew


Toughing out Covid: how Australia’s social fabric held together during a once-in-a-century crisis

While the US and UK battled resurgent nativism, Australians met the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic with resilience and optimism – and strong support for multiculturalismPolitics, and media coverage of politics, is powered by conflict and spectacle. But social scientist Andrew Markus wants to focus on something quieter: the resilience and optimism of Australians during a crisis; a country under duress that chose not to fracture.Markus is principal researcher on the Sca...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Race, US, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, Australian economy, Markus, Scanlon Foundation, Andrew Markus, Coronavirus


Toughing out Covid: why Australia chose not to fracture during a once-in-a-century crisis

While the US and UK battled resurgent nativism, Australians met the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic with resilience and optimism – and strong support for multiculturalismPolitics, and media coverage of politics, is powered by conflict and spectacle. But social scientist Andrew Markus wants to focus on something quieter: the resilience and optimism of Australians during a crisis; a country under duress that chose not to fracture.Markus is principal researcher on the Sca...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Race, US, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, Australian economy, Markus, Scanlon Foundation, Andrew Markus, Coronavirus


Adelaide pizza worker accused of misleading Covid contact tracers will not be charged – as it happened

NSW lifts coronavirus restrictions and the OECD warns Australia over China exports. This blog is now closedAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.36am GMT And that’s where we’ll leave the blog for today. Thanks as always for reading, we’ll be back tomorrow, with Amy Remeikis at the helm in the morning.Here’s what happened today: 7.11am GMT ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Archer, Victoria, OECD


Australian politics live: Adelaide pizza worker accused of misleading Covid contact tracers will not be charged

NSW lifts coronavirus restrictions; OECD warns Australia over China exports; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.11am GMT The Liberal MP Bridget Archer has given a passionate speech against her own government’s policy on the cashless debit card....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Archer, Victoria, OECD


Australian politics live: Adelaide pizza worker will not be charged; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 6.22am GMT Greens senator Lidia Thorpe is currently giving her first speech in parliament. She is ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Adelaide, Australian military, Victoria, OECD


Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.18am GMT And with 28 comebacks in that QT, we are done. (there were a few ‘coming back’ mentions...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, OECD, Labor party


Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter, national accounts reveal

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.22am GMT Sky News has a new host.Cory Bernardi will host his own show, ‘Bernadi’ from next year....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, US, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Victoria, OECD, Labor party


The overlooked parts of the 2020 Australian budget you should know

Allocations in areas from women’s support and the arts to offshore detention, the audit office and ‘ghost nets’ are a mixed bag By now most people are familiar with the broad strokes of the budget: the record debt and spending, incentives to hire young people, and significant tax cuts that most benefit high-income earners. But in the hundreds of pages of economic policy, there are a few dot points that haven’t got as much attention. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Culture, Oceans, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Christmas Island, Australian economy, Australian budget 2020


Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 70 new cases and five deaths while Senate passes jobkeeper 2.0

Daniel Andrews promises to reveal roadmap for easing restrictions on Sunday, as Coalition and Labor back subsidy changes. Follow all the updates, liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.33am BST Tim Watts to Scott Morrison:Elizabeth’s mum contracted COVID-19 at Benetas St George residential aged care in my electorate. First of all, for all...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 70 new cases and five deaths while NSW adds 13 cases

Daniel Andrews promises to reveal roadmap for easing restrictions on Sunday. Follow all the updatesFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.34am BST Senator Bridget McKenzie and Senator Perin Davey will be holding a press conference to talk the NSW-Victoria border changes. 3.33am BST Peter Lewis, director of the Australia Institute’s Centr...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Daniel Andrews


Minister downplays concerns Australia's Covid crisis has hit multicultural communities harder

Alan Tudge concedes the economic impact has been ‘tougher for some’ due to their exclusion from welfareAustralia’s state by state lockdown rules and restrictionsMelbourne and Victoria trend mapMelbourne stage 4 restrictionsAlan Tudge has questioned whether the Covid-19 health crisis has hit multicultural communities harder, but conceded the economic impact has been “tougher for some families” due to their exclusion from welfare.The population, acting immigration and multicultural affairs ministe...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Victoria, Australian economy, National Press Club, Alan Tudge, Coronavirus outbreak


In the staggering dislocation of 2020, I think of the many gifts my parents gave me | Christos Tsiolkas

For most Australians, two events of biblical solemnity will define this year: fire and plague. How should we respond?This is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020As soon as my partner and I completed two weeks’ quarantine after returning from Europe in late March, I went around to visit my mother. We had talked on the phone every day throughout the lockdown, and twice during our quarantine she had defied the warnings against elderly citizens leavin...
Tags: Health, Europe, Family, Climate Change, Environment, Race, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Globalisation, Air transport, New South Wales, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Melbourne, Bushfires


Melbourne towers residents translated Covid-19 information sheet into 10 different languages in 24 hours

Lockdown necessary but residents should have been seen as government partners not detainees, expert says Follow live updates in Monday’s Australia coronavirus blogWhat we know about the public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Australia hotspots map, stats and active casesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsResidents inside the nine public housing towers under lockdown translated an information sheet about the r...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Victoria, Melbourne, Flemington, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Lemoh


'Left with nothing': Australia's migrant workforce face destitution without coronavirus safety net

The 1.1 million people on temporary work visas have been conspicuously absent from the government’s assistance packagesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailFollow the latest Australia coronavirus updates in our live blogIn a week, Popi’s household of full employment went to a bare six hours a week. Four foreign nationals on temporary work visas, they watched in disbelief as, in turn, they endured layoff after layoff after layoff.As the Australian government has swung into acti...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Infectious Diseases, Migration, Welfare, Australian economy, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus outbreak, Popi


Fears for refugees after guard at Brisbane immigration detention centre tests positive for coronavirus

Refugees were brought to Australia from offshore detention, mostly for medical treatment An immigration guard working at a Brisbane hotel being used as a makeshift detention centre has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting fears the confined refugee population could be vulnerable to an outbreak.The hotel, at Kangaroo Point in inner Brisbane, is used by Australian Border Force to house refugees brought to Australia from offshore detention, mostly to receive specialist medical treatment. Cont...
Tags: Health, Australia, Serco, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Infectious Diseases, Migration, Queensland, Refugees, Brisbane, Border Force, Kangaroo Point, Coronavirus outbreak


'These children are in limbo': the New Zealanders locked out of Australia's NDIS

Children with disabilities who were born or have lived in Australia most of their lives are being denied access to disability support. A lawsuit aim to challenge the ‘blatantly unfair’ regimeThree days after Emma de Tracy Gould’s 17th birthday in December, she found out she would get no Australian government support for her disability.Emma was diagnosed last year with Ehlers Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic condition caused by defects in the collagen protein. She has joint hypermobility, soft ski...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Australian politics, Welfare, New Zealand, Perth, Emma, National disability insurance scheme, Australian Citizenship, Ehlers Danlos, Law (Australia, Emma de Tracy Gould


Leaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal 'torture' of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world

Exclusive: Conditions inside Australia-funded Bomana centre prompted dozens to agree to return to country of originLeaked pictures from inside Papua New Guinea’s Bomana immigration detention centre have given a glimpse of where up to 20 asylum seekers still remain locked up by PNG authorities, despite widespread concerns for their health, welfare and legal rights.Despite around 30 men being released after signing agreements to return to their country of origin, Guardian Australia understands all...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Australian politics, Refugees, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, PNG


Jacqui Lambie rules out horse-trading her vote on bill to repeal medevac

Crossbencher, who is likely to have the casting vote, says ‘there will be no deals done for Tasmania over this’Jacqui Lambie has ruled out horse-trading her vote on the Coalition’s bill to repeal provisions facilitating medical evacuation from offshore detention.At a doorstop ahead of the sitting fortnight, the independent senator – who is likely to have the casting vote – suggested she will vote on the merits of the bill after a Senate inquiry reports back on 18 October. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Jacqui Lambie, Kristina Keneally


Australia has moral duty to bring home foreign fighter families in Syria, Kristina Keneally says

Shadow home affairs minister says window of opportunity closing after Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas led to warnings of breakouts at Isis campsKristina Keneally has warned the window to bring home Australians held in prisons and camps in northern Syria is closing, arguing the government has a moral duty to repatriate women and children taken to formerly Islamic State-controlled territories against their will.The shadow home affairs minister made the comments on Sunday, after the sudden withdr...
Tags: Health, Islamic State, Australia news, Turkey, Syria, Australian immigration and asylum, Middle East and North Africa, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Kurds, Labor party, Peter Dutton, Kristina Keneally, Australian Citizenship, Law (Australia


Where does the Coalition's re-election leave refugees on Manus and Nauru?

Labor’s promise to resettle some refugees in New Zealand had been a source of hope, now they fear languishing indefinitely Asylum seekers and refugees say the mental health of those on Manus Island, in Port Moresby and Nauru has deteriorated dramatically, with many citing the re-election of Australia’s Coalition government as a tipping point.With no change in government policy expected, what is the situation in Australia’s offshore detention system, and what are the prospects for those still tra...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, Law (Australia


Family who faced deportation from Australia because of deaf son granted permanent residency

Last-minute reprieve granted to Bhutanese family, whose 18-year-old son was previously deemed a ‘cost’ to taxpayersJangchu Pelden is unable to hold back the tears.Just over 24 hours ago she found out her family, from Bhutan, had been granted permanent residency in Australia after a lengthy legal battle. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Disability, Migration, Australian politics, New South Wales, Bhutan, Deafness And Hearing Impairment


Nauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo

Island’s government extends Canstruct’s contract at 11th hour but not before asylum seekers were told to clear out A refusal by Nauru to agree to a contract extension until the 11th hour has caused chaos and confusion on the island, after refugees and asylum seekers were told to clear out of the processing centre and warned healthcare may stop.Australia and Nauru have been working towards Nauru taking over contracts to provide welfare and garrison service to the 400 or so asylum seekers and refu...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, Canstruct


Shorten pledges billions for seniors’ dental bills, childcare and educators’ wage rise

Labor leader vows to ‘build Medicare’ as Scott Morrison announces plan to freeze refugee intake Bill Shorten has unveiled three big-spending policies to invest $2.4bn in seniors’ dental care, $4bn to provide cheaper childcare for families and to boost early childhood educators’ pay by 20%.Shorten made the promises that Labor will “build Medicare” and expand social services to win the 2019 election on a positive platform of “hope over fear, vision over cynicism” at a quasi campaign launch at the ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Medicare Australia, Childcare Australia, Australian election 2019


Only one person has been transferred under medevac law, refugee advocates say

As the new process for bringing sick refugees to Australia faces unexplained delays, others who have come are being held under guard in hotelsMore than a month after the medevac bill passed the Australian parliament, just one person is believed to have been transferred under the law.The Department of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force refuse to say how many transfers have occurred, but according to advocates and detainees only one of more than 25 people brought to Australia for treatment i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Nauru, Manus Island, Department of Home Affairs



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