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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’s India travel ban: does the health justification stack up and is the move legal?

The extreme use of a power most people didn’t know existed has generated a storm of criticism. We look at how it came about – and what happens nextAustralians could die from Covid under India travel banAt the weekend, the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, announced the government would bar people – including citizens and permanent residents – from coming to Australia from India.The decision prompted a storm of criticism, including from the Australian Human Rights Commission, as Australians cam...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Australian Human Rights Commission, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia news live: Greg Hunt has ‘absolute belief’ that banning returns from India is legal

Health minister joins Scott Morrison in defending ban; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 6.19am BST At the Australia Post inquiry, Tony Nutt, an Austra...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia


Australia news live: ban on citizens returning from India could lead to deaths, chief medical officer warns

Scott Morrison has defended criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 5.22am BST Greg Hunt has sought to reassure A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia news live: ban on citizens returning from India could lead to deaths, chief medical officer warned

Scott Morrison has defended criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 4.14am BST The National Covid-19 Commission A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Australian economy


Covid crisis: Australians trying to return home from India face up to $66,000 fine or five years’ jail

Federal health minister Greg Hunt says ‘the government does not make these decisions lightly’The Morrison government will introduce penalties including fines and jail time for anyone who tries to return home from India.The move comes after two Australian cricketers who had been in India returned home on Thursday after transiting through Qatar, despite the government earlier in the week banning all direct flights from Covid-ravaged India. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, India, Qatar, Coalition, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Morrison, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia news live: Morrison says NT military buildup ‘designed to pursue peace’; ACT reports Covid case in returned diplomat

Facebook bans second Craig Kelly page; NSW to open Homebush Covid vaccine hub on 10 May; China’s foreign ministry says Australia is ‘sick’. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 8.21am BST The ABC is reporting that the Andrews government will build a specialised...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Abc, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: Morrison says NT military buildup ‘designed to pursue peace’; Facebook bans second Craig Kelly page

NSW to open Homebush Covid vaccine hub on 10 May; China’s foreign ministry says Australia is ‘sick’; Porsche driver Richard Pusey sentenced to 10 months’ jail. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 6.18am BST Bereaved Aboriginal families have accused the prime m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, China, Australia news, Porsche, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Astrazeneca, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australia news live: Facebook bans second Craig Kelly page; NSW to open Homebush Covid vaccine hub on 10 May

NSW says 6m people to receive Covid vaccine this year; China’s foreign ministry says Australia is ‘sick’; Porsche driver Richard Pusey sentenced to 10 months’ jail. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 5.17am BST Oh look, we have ticked over the two million peo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Abc, Australia, China, Australia news, Porsche, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australia news live: Homebush Covid vaccine hub to open on 10 May as NSW says 6m to receive shot this year

Porsche driver Richard Pusey sentenced to 10 months for filming dead and dying police officers after a Melbourne crash; Port Arthur massacre commemorated. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.31am BST With that, I shall depart for today! But the unbelievably ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Porsche, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, Perth


Australia news live updates: Tokyo-bound Olympians and Paralympians to be vaccinated; flights from India suspended over Covid cases

National cabinet agrees to give athletes priority in vaccine rollout; two more Aboriginal deaths in custody confirmed; Australia to India amid country’s coronavirus surge. Follow the latest Peter Dutton sues refugee activist for defamation over tweetFewer than 50% of Australians over 50 willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinesWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.10am BST New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian (who we heard earlier spoke to pri...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Pfizer, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian


Victoria commits $50m to make mRNA coronavirus vaccine – as it happened

Brittany Higgins to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. This blog is now closedVictoria plans to domestically manufacture mRNA vaccinesAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Covid jab 8.52am BST That is where we will leave the blog for W...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: Australia Post chair says he ‘will not be resigning’ over Holgate scandal

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?Australia reports second blood clot case ‘likely’ linked to AstraZeneca jab More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 7.52am BST ClubsNSW is expected to drop a legal bid to force the state’s gaming regulator to hand over...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Myanmar, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Sky News, Industrial relations


Australia news live: Australia Post chair says communications minister Paul Fletcher wanted to stand Holgate aside

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab • AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?• Australia reports second blood clot case ‘likely’ linked to AstraZeneca jab • More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 6.52am BST Greens senator and committee chair Sarah Hanson-Young asks Lucio Di Bartolomeo whet...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Myanmar, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations


Australia news live: Christine Holgate says she was ‘bullied’ and Australia Post chairman fabricated evidence

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab • AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?• Andrew Laming blocked from recontesting next election • More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 2.36am BST Now back over the other senate inquiry:Nearly 80% of workers in aged care are in “low-hours, part-time” i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia


Australia news live: Hunt says government won’t buy single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Australia not interested in purchasing any more adenovirus vaccines, which is the same technology as the AstraZeneca jab. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 10.28pm BST Good morning all, I’m Matilda Boseley and why don’t we kick off the cold Tuesday morning. (It’s cold in Melbourne, I’m just assuming it’s cold everywhere else too.) This morning it looks like the single-dose Janssen Covid vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson won’t be part of Australia’s rollout, with the government co...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Johnson, Hunt


Scott Morrison pledges 20m more Pfizer vaccine doses for Australia’s trouble-plagued rollout

PM rejects criticism the government has not done enough to secure alternative supplies as officials advise people under 50 avoid the AstraZeneca jabDoctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversalWhat does the new AstraZeneca advice mean and what is the risk?The Morrison government says it has secured an additional 20m doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine – but they won’t arrive until late this year – as the Coalition faces increasing political pressure over the trouble-plagued rollout...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Covid experts consider EU regulator’s advice on AstraZeneca and blood clots

UK decision to offer under-30s an alternative to Oxford jab could knock confidence in Australia’s vaccine rollout. Follow updates live • Under-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca • Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine?• What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine? • Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccines 11.21pm BST Australia’s chief medical officer Prof Paul Kelly says issues with the AstraZen...
Tags: Health, UK, Abc, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Oxford, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: national cabinet to meet as Italy blocks 250,000 doses of Covid vaccine

The order for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to remain in the bloc is the first such intervention under the EU’s controversial export authorisation scheme. Follow latest updatesItaly blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AustraliaClive Palmer’s Covid vaccine ad in News Corp paper factually wrong, regulator saysFollow our global Covid live blog 9.29pm GMT The New Zealand tsunami warning has been reissued, after we earlier reported it had been withdrawn. The warning is here an...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Australian politics, Italy, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Tasmania, Greg Hunt, News Corp


Australia news live: AstraZeneca vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week

Drug regulator to begin batch-testing Covid-19 vaccine that arrived in Australia on Sunday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March• Australian ‘myth-busting’ unit established to take on Covid misinformation• Follow the global Covid liveblog• Can Australia vaccinate the entire adult population by October? 8.31pm GMT Good morning all, it’s 1 March, 2021. Let’s see what’s happening today:The federal health minister Greg Hunt ha...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the city reported three new local Covid casesMan accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament HouseDutton says police told him about rape allegation days before story brokeFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.22am GMT Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has retracted a claim in a review he wrote for the Guardian, that Kevin Rudd had to be physically restrained at a 2009 cli...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Gates, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, Guardian, Victoria, Liberal party, Tasmania, Gordon Brown


Australia news live: doctor who gave wrong vaccine dose had not completed training, Greg Hunt says

Linda Reynolds has been taken to hospital and Covid restrictions to be eased in South Australia and NSW. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW loosens some Covid restrictionsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 5.30am GMT Adam Bandt is also asked about a doctor being able to administer the Pfizer vaccine, without receiving the required training (the government had to correct the record, after originally being advised that the doctor had received the necessary training)I guess I ...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, National party, South Australia, Peter Dutton, Greens, Afp, Samantha Maiden, Adam Bandt, Craig Kelly, Linda Reynolds


Hope for normality as Pfizer’s Covid vaccine rolled out to priority groups across Australia

Quarantine, frontline health and airport workers among first to receive vaccine, which experts say will reduce virus escapes from hotels and protect vulnerable populations if it does• Follow the Australia liveblogCoronavirus vaccines are being rolled out across Australia in what experts says marks the start of the “final phase of the pandemic”.Those at the highest risk of infection, including quarantine and health hotel workers, frontline health staff and airport and port workers, were the first...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus


Covid-19 vaccinations begin in Australia with Scott Morrison among first group

Initial group, which includes aged care residents and staff as well as chief medical officer, will receive Pfizer vaccine on SundayThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, will be among a small first group to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Sunday – a step the government says is intended to build public confidence in the safety of the vaccines.On Sunday the Australian prime minister will receive the Pfizer jab in an initial group that includes several aged care residents, aged care staff, the chief...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Pfizer, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia's Covid vaccine rollout to begin next Monday as first Pfizer shipment arrives

‘The eagle has landed,’ health minister Greg Hunt says, adding that 60,000 people will get first batchAustralia politics live: first shipment of Pfizer vaccine landsAustralia will begin its Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Monday 22 February after 142,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived on Monday the 15th.“The eagle has landed,” declared the health minister, Greg Hunt, ending weeks of doubt as to whether supply delays could blow out the government’s timeline to begin vaccinations in late February...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: First shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia

Parliament marks anniversary of national apology to stolen generations, and quarantine-free border to New Zealand closed over UK variant Covid cases. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Victoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explained 2.34am GMT Greg Hunt says the government won’t say until later in the week what the allocations of this first shipment of vaccines will be for each jurisdiction. 2.31am GMT Given the seriousnes...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia politics live: jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns; NZ Covid cases confirmed as UK variant

Pressure mounts for government to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment ahead of coronavirus supplement expiring next month. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 9.33pm GMT Ben Butler will have more for you very soon - but the Crown CEO Ken Barton has resigned.Helen Coonan will step into interim leadership. 9.27pm GMT Asked the same question about returned Australians and hotel quarantine on Sunday, this is what Greg Hunt said:That would be a matter for national ...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt


South Australia responds to new hotel cases in Victoria – as it happened

Victoria backtracks on raising arrivals cap as hotel outbreak forces guests to be moved. This blog is now closed. 7.27am GMT That is where we will leave the live blog for Wednesday. Here’s what you might have missed from today: 7.03am GMT Victoria’s health department has just announced two new exposure sites connected to one of the new cases out of the Holiday Inn:Update: new exposure sites. Initial exposure sites and times include: Tuesday 9 February - Commonwealth Bank, Glen Waverley: ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, South Australia, HSBC Bank, Glen Waverley, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Victoria announces two new Holiday Inn cases as South Australia shuts border

Victoria backtracks on raising international arrivals cap as residents of Holiday Inn transferred to Pullman hotel. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow the global Covid live blogVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid hotspotsWHO team says theory Covid began in Wuhan lab ‘extremely unlikely’AstraZeneca vaccine: why Australia is forging ahead as South Africa tackles Covid variant 6.29am GMT The dog days of Covid-19 has meant a litter of future guide dogs is being trained in Australi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Canada, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: WA seeks Crown casino report legal advice as Victoria temporarily shuts Holiday Inn over Covid cases

Victoria backtracks on raising international arrivals cap as residents of Holiday Inn transferred to Pullman hotel. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow the global Covid live blogVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid hotspotsWHO team says theory Covid began in Wuhan lab ‘extremely unlikely’AstraZeneca vaccine: why Australia is forging ahead as South Africa tackles Covid variant 5.22am GMT Burke says gig economy workers can be paid around $10 per hour in their work, below the minim...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Wuhan



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