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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – as it happened

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. This blog is now closedVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.12am BST We will leave our live coverage of the coronavirus situation in Australia...
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Coronavirus Australia updates: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.28am BST You can trace the daily Covid cases in Australia, here.Nick Evershed updates it as the...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to fine Victorians up to $11,000 if they enter state from lockdown suburbs – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.07am BST New South Wales health has confirmed the 14 new cases – all are returned travellers.Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, brin...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Melbourne's hotspot suburbs in lockdown as Victoria struggles to contain outbreak – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm BST Meanwhile, Queensland will go into its stage three of easing restrictions a week earlier than planned, with gatherings of up to 100 people allowed at weddings, community conta...
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Victoria's coronavirus spike: what's causing it, and is anyone to blame?

We ask health experts whether what we’re seeing in Melbourne is a ‘second wave’, and why it’s happening thereFollow the coronavirus live blog for the latest updatesDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsVictoria is experiencing a concerning rise in Covid-19 cases, with 75 new cases announced on Monday which were identified over the preceding 24 hours, one of the largest overnight jumps for the st...
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Coronavirus Australia: Malcolm Turnbull apologises for robodebt as NSW advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers – as it happened

Former PM says he is very sorry scheme has ‘created dismay and distress’, while Woolworths announces mass redundancies. This blog is now closedWoolworths to shed 1,300 jobs as it moves to automationVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’Follow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.13am BST We’ll leave it there for now. Thanks for joining us today. We’ll see you tomorrow. 8.50am BST Let’s take ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Malcolm Turnbull apologises for robodebt as NSW advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers

Former PM says he is very sorry scheme has ‘created dismay and distress’, while Woolworths announces mass redundancies. Follow live Woolworths announces mass redundancies Victorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’Follow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.26am BST Fraudsters taking advantage of coronavirus stimulus measures have been put on notice, reports AAP.The tax office is cracking down on peo...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Woolworths to shed 1,300 jobs while NSW advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers

Woolworths says it expects to pay out more than $170m in redundancies, while Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce Victorian lockdown. Follow liveWoolworths announces mass redundancies Victorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’Follow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.25am BST The head of the retail workers’ union has floated giving shopping centre security guards temporary powers to crack down ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW premier advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers amid 17 new Victoria cases – live news

Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce statewide lockdown if outbreaks are not contained. Follow liveVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.26am BST New South Wales is also overhauling its HSC curriculum in another ‘back to basics’ change.Gladys Berejiklian:The purpose of this is to improve standards ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria announces 17 new Covid-19 cases and 'significant community transmission' as two Melbourne schools close – live news

Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce statewide lockdown if outbreaks are not contained. Follow liveVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.24am BST The press conference ends after a “how is this not pork barrelling” in regards to the primary producer grants.Scott Morrison:I think that’s a pretty offe...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria announces 17 new cases and 'significant community transmission' as two schools close – live news

Brunswick East and Keilor Views schools closed for cleaning after Victorian students tested positive. Follow liveDaniel Andrews warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.22am BST Daniel Andrews also details the doorknocking campaign public health authorities are embarking on:There has been very deep engagement with localis...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, Brunswick East


Coronavirus Australia update: police to patrol Melbourne hotspots to enforce lockdown rules – live news

Residents in Melbourne’s hotspot suburbs could get a knock on the door as authorities try to contain a potential second wave. Follow liveVictorian police may be sent to hotspots to enforce social distancingWhat we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.16am BST Helen Sullivan has the international coronavirus blog up and running Related: Coronavirus live news: Saudi Ara...
Tags: Health, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, DHHS, Helen Sullivan


Australia coronavirus news: police to patrol Melbourne hotspots to enforce lockdown rules – live updates

Residents in Melbourne’s hotspot suburbs could get a knock on the door as authorities try to contain a potential second wave. Follow liveVictorian police may be sent to hotspots to enforce social distancingWhat we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.16pm BST The Melbourne Storm are making the move to Sydney “indefinitely” because of the Victorian outbreak.The team has ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: WA eases restrictions as NSW residents urged to avoid travel to Victoria hotspots – live news

Western Australia won’t announce open borders date because of infection spike in Victoria, premier says, while Gladys Berejiklian issues travel warning. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.30am BST About 500 people are arriving in WA every day by air, WA police commissioner Chris Dawson says. Still more are arriving by road or sea. At the mome...
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Australia coronavirus update: NSW residents urged to avoid travel to Melbourne hotspots as Victoria records 16 new cases – live news

Gladys Berejiklian issues warning as Victorian authorities ‘strongly discourage’ travel to and from six Covid hotspots in state. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.22am BST “Congestion-busting beauty”:Today I joined the first drive through of the NorthConnex tunnel in Sydney with @GladysB and @M_McCormackMP.It’s 9km of congestion-busting beau...
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Australia coronavirus news: NSW residents urged to avoid travel to Melbourne as Victoria records 16 new cases – live updates

Authorities ‘strongly discourage’ travel to and from six council areas that are home to most of the country’s new coronavirus cases. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.30am BST Scott Morrison is asked whether there should be a federal push for paid sick leave, for people who have to isolate, but don’t receive sick leave benefits (Victoria is ...
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Australia coronavirus news: Victorians warned to avoid Melbourne hotspots amid fears of second wave – live updates

Authorities ‘strongly discourage’ travel to and from six council areas that are home to most of the country’s new coronavirus cases. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.20pm BST The ACT is moving ahead as planned with easing of restrictions. The territory has not had a new case of Covid in quite some time.The Australian War Memorial is reopen...
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China denies it is behind 'major' cyber attacks announced by PM – as it happened

A spokesperson blamed the Australian Strategic Policy Institute thinktank for fabricating the claim. This blog is now closedLatest Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 1 million cases as Australia seeks to prevent second waveChina denies any responsibility for multiple hacking attemptsBrisbane court grants police permission to restrict size of refugee protestWake-up call to Australians and Australia’s business to keep their systems secureDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important n...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Queensland police given permission to limit refugee protest, as government announces 'major' cyber attack – live news

Protest organisers have plans for a large rally this Sunday; cyber experts say attack is well-resourced but ‘not particularly sophisticated’. Follow liveBrisbane court grants police permission to restrict size of refugee protestWake-up call to Australians and Australia’s business to keep their systems secureFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.18am BST Controversial AFL commentator Sam Newman will resign from his...
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Coronavirus Australia update: SA to open border with Queensland, as government announces 'major' cyber attack – live news

Cyber experts say attack is well-resourced but ‘not particularly sophisticated’. Follow liveWake-up call to Australians and Australia’s business to keep their systems secureFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.18am BST An interesting thread here about how unis and students might react differently to the higher education changes, and not create the push towards “job-ready” degrees that Dan Tehan said was the reaso...
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Australia coronavirus update: major cyber attack under way as Victoria records 12 new Covid-19 cases – live news

A sophisticated state-based actor is targeting all levels of government and companies in a range of sectors, PM reveals. Follow live‘Australian organisations are currently being targeted by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor’, says PMFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.20am BST Scott Morrison has donned the high vis and is standing in front of giant trucks at the Snowy 2.0 press conference. 3.19am BST F...
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Australia coronavirus update: major cyber attack under way, Scott Morrison says – latest news

A sophisticated state-based actor is targeting all levels of government and a range of sectors, PM reveals. Follow liveFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.25am BST Were Australian’s personal or financial details at risk?Scott Morrison:The advice I have is that the investigations conducted so far have not revealed any large scale personal data breaches. We work closely with, particularly our allies and partners ...
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Australia coronavirus latest updates: Coalition plans welfare overhaul as Victoria grapples with mystery cases – live news

As coronavirus throws hundreds of thousands more people out of work, Scott Morrison is working out how to reshape Australia’s welfare system. Follow live 11.22pm BST Jetstar has announced cut-price airfares and Qantas will give frequent flyers extra points to get Australians flying as coronavirus restrictions ease.Jetstar is offering 10,000 one-way fares for $19 on 22 routes, including Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast, Melbourne to Ballina, Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast and Adelaide ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria's corruption watchdog to investigate branch stacking allegations as state records 21 new Covid cases – politics live

The anti-corruption body is urging anyone with relevant information to reach out; fifteen of the people who have tested positive in Vic are in quarantine. Follow liveState anti-corruption watchdog confirms Victorian Labor investigationCovid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.34am BST Parliament is starting to wi...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Labor senator reads names of Indigenous deaths in custody while Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 cases – politics live

Malarndirri McCarthy was commended for adding “humanity” to Aboriginal deaths; fifteen of the people who have tested positive in Vic are in quarantine. Follow livePowerful Senate statement pays respect to First Nations peopleCovid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.31am BST The Senate has just passed a Labor mot...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 cases as former Vic premier Steve Bracks to address ALP 'culture' – question time live

Fifteen of the people who have tested positive are in hotel quarantine; Steve Bracks says there is ‘great appetite’ for change. Follow liveFormer Vic premier optimistic about tackling ALP ‘cultural issues’Covid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.34am BST What does a submarine costume in the Senate look like?Sout...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 cases as former Vic premier Steve Bracks to address ALP 'culture' – politics live

Fifteen of the people who have tested positive are in hotel quarantine; Steve Bracks says there is ‘great appetite’ for change. Follow liveFormer Vic premier optimistic about tackling ALP ‘cultural issues’Covid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.29am BST Pat Dodson thanks his colleague Malarndirri McCarthy for a...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 21 new cases of Covid-19 – politics live

Fifteen of the people who have tested positive are in hotel quarantine, while another works at a hotel. Follow liveCovid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.10am BST On the number of Covid cases recorded in Victoria in the last 24 hours - 21, with 15 attributed to returned travelers, Daniel Andrews says:Firstly, ...
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Australian politics live: consular officials talk to Karm Gilespie, Australian man facing death penalty in China – latest updates

Foreign affairs minister Marise Payne says Australian authorities visited the detention centre where the 53-year-old is being held. Follow livePauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.27pm BST The petition to have more arts workers included on Jobkeeper has passed 30,000 signatures 11.05pm BST The government is spending $300,000 updating the r...
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