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Covid Victoria restrictions explained: new coronavirus rules for Melbourne and regional Vic

Victorian Covid-19 restrictions are easing further as the Melbourne coronavirus outbreak comes under control. Is the 25km travel limit being lifted? How many visitors are allowed? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Are schools closed? Here are the new rulesFollow LIVE Australia Covid news for updates from NSW, Vic, Qld and moreCovid travel restrictions: where you can and can’t go in AustraliaVic exposure sites; NSW hotspots and restrictions; Qld Covid hotspots listCovid vaccine rollout numbers: trackin...
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‘I’m living proof’: how Melbourne’s drug-injecting room has changed – and saved – lives

Despite established benefits, a proposed second facility in the city is facing fierce oppositionAt the lowest point of her 25-year addiction, Lisa Townsend had nothing left. Not her children, whom she had had to give up, nor a roof over her head. For three and a half years, she slept rough in the streets of the Melbourne CBD, scraping together whatever money she could to score heroin in the city, or along Victoria Street and Lennox Street in the nearby suburb of North Richmond.“My depression and...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Society, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria Street, North Richmond, Lennox Street, Lisa Townsend


Online outages as major banks go down; NSW cases rise to four – as it happened

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows. This blog is now closed. AstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 9.42am BST That is where we will leave the live blog for Thursday evening.In case you missed it, here’s what made the news: 9.30am BST The Human Rights Law Centre has welcomed the Senate report on Uyghur forced labour. Human Rights Law Centre senior lawyer Freya Dinshaw says:Th...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Xinjiang, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Human Rights Law Centre, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: online banking outages as major banks go down; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 7.32am BST The outage affecting a large number of Australian banks, Australia Post...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Patricia Karvelas, Dan Tehan, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: Coalition grilled in question time on changed AstraZeneca advice; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 6.18am BST It’s important to repeat that the severe and rare clotting associated w...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, University of Sydney, Michael McCormack, Coronavirus, ATAGI


Australia politics live: Coalition grilled on changed AstraZeneca advice as NSW Covid cases rise to four – question time

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 5.29am BST The Australian Medical Association says the changes to the Atagi advice...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Ama, Josh Frydenberg, Michael McCormack


Australia politics live: NSW on alert after Sydney Covid cases increase to four, Atagi recommends raising age for AstraZeneca vaccine to 60

NSW Health names new hotspots after more people in eastern suburbs test positive; Victoria records no new local infections. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 4.35am BST Greg Hunt on vaccine hesitancy:Let me just get the latest figures, the latest figures that we have seen is at least 70% of Australians are intending to have a vaccine, I did there was anoth...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, World Health Organisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Bondi, NSW


Australia politics live: NSW on alert after four Sydney Covid cases, Atagi recommends raising age for AstraZeneca vaccine to 60

NSW Health names new hotspots after more people in eastern suburbs test positive; Victoria records no new local infections. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 2.28am BST NSW’s chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, says the first time the driver received saliva testing was June 15. 2.27am BST It also needs to be stressed that NSW police have not complete...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Bondi, NSW, Michael McCormack, NSW Health, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: NSW on alert after two Sydney Covid cases, Victoria records no new local infections

NSW Health names new hotspots after two people in eastern suburbs test positive. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 12.13am BST Oh, and as Graham Readfearn reports, Australia’s great future in coal includes using Australian coal to make plastic. Related: Adani blasted over ‘toxic’ $4bn plan to use Australian coal to make plastic in India 12.11am BST ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Bondi, NSW, Adani, Michael McCormack


Victoria Covid update: Melbourne restrictions will ease despite five more cases

The 25km travel limit and outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from Friday while rules in regional Victoria will also be relaxedFollow all the developments liveVictoria Covid-19 exposure sitesCovid restrictions in Victoria explainedRestrictions across Victoria will ease significantly from Friday, despite the state recording five new locally acquired Covid-19 cases overnight, including a “concerning” infection of a vaccinated nurse at a private hospital.Acting premier James Merlino has announced t...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, James Merlino, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid


NSW reports positive Covid case visited Bondi; Melbourne travel limit scrapped as Victoria eases restrictions – as it happened

A Sydney man in his 60s who works as a driver, including transporting international flight crew, tests positive. This blog is now closed.New Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagious 9.49am BST That’s where we will leave the live blog for Wednesday.Here’s what made the news for the day: 9.46am BST Scott Morrison was asked whether Australia would put up more candidates for international posts after former finance minister Mathias Cormann secured the top job at t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, United States, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, WTO, Victoria, OECD, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australia live update: NSW reports positive Covid case visited Bondi; Melbourne travel limit scrapped as Victoria eases restrictions

A Sydney man in his 60s who works as a driver, including transporting international flight crew, tests positive. Follow latest updatesVictoria’s Covid restrictions explainedNSW Covid hotspots; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listResources minister attacks ‘green activists’Nurses choosing better-paid shifts at vaccination hubs adding to crisisVictoria halts Pfizer bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block 7.21am BST Penny Wong is asked about Karen Andrews comments from earlier today ...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Victoria, Pfizer, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australia politics live: Melbourne travel limit scrapped as Victoria eases Covid restrictions; Morrison hails UK trade deal

Parliament will sit in Canberra today and Victoria to relax coronavirus restrictions. Follow latest updatesVictoria’s Covid restrictions explainedNSW Covid hotspots; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listResources minister attacks ‘green activists’Nurses choosing better-paid shifts at vaccination hubs adding to crisisVictoria halts Pfizer bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block 5.23am BST We are back to ‘how much does Michael McCormack not know’ and this time, it is on the vaccine r...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Victoria, Pfizer, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Parliament, Canberra


Covid Victoria restrictions explained: new coronavirus rules for Melbourne and regional areas

Victorian Covid-19 restrictions are easing further as the Melbourne coronavirus outbreak comes under control. Is the 25km travel limit being lifted? How many visitors are allowed? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Are schools closed? Here are the new rulesVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressDownload the free Guardian appVictoria has announced a further easing of restrictions in Melbourne after residents spent a week in a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria Continue, Coronavirus, Covid Victoria


Australia politics live: Morrison hails UK free trade agreement; Victoria records five new local Covid cases

Parliament will sit in Canberra today and Victorians wait to hear if restrictions will be eased further. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid hotspots; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listResources minister attacks ‘green activists’Nurses choosing better-paid shifts at vaccination hubs adding to crisisVictoria halts Pfizer bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block 12.14am BST Not everyone in the Labor party is in raptures over the UK free trade deal.So-called Aust-UK ‘trade deal’ is just ...
Tags: Health, UK, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Victoria, Pfizer, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Parliament


Victoria halts Pfizer vaccine bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block after two more Covid cases

NSW authorities are investigating how a returned traveller in a Sydney quarantine hotel contracted Covid from a couple in an adjacent roomVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressVictoria has halted new bookings for the Pfizer vaccine and locked down a large block of units in central Melbourne after two more people tested positive to Covid, while in Sydney authorities are investigatin...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Sydney, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Southbank, Kings Park, Coronavirus, COVID


Victoria records one new Covid case as search continues for source of ‘mystery’ infection

The new local case is a primary close contact of another coronavirus case and has been self-isolating Vic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressVictoria has recorded one new locally acquired case of coronavirus as authorities continue to search for the source of an infection reported on Saturday. The Health Department on Sunday confirmed the new case is a close contact of an already in...
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Victoria records one new Covid case as Daniel Andrews prepares to return to work

The new local case is a primary close contact of another coronavirus case and has been self-isolating Vic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressVictoria has recorded one new Covid case as the state’s premier prepares to return to work at the end of the month after recoverying from a serious injury.Victorian health authorities said on Sunday the new case is a primary close contact of an...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Vic, Coronavirus, COVID


Victorian health official urges people to ‘call out’ friends with Covid symptoms who haven’t had a test

Investigations are under way into the source of new local coronavirus case, which comes just a day after Melbourne eased its two-week lockdownVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressA senior Victorian health official has encouraged people to “call out” friends and colleagues if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19 but have not been for a test.Victoria’s Covid-19 testing commander, J...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus, COVID, Jeroen Weimar


Australia coronavirus live news: Victoria records no new Covid cases as Melbourne lockdown ends

A second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots has been recorded, but experts say benefits still outweigh risks of extremely rare condition; plus one man has died and thousands of homes around Victoria are without power after wild weather. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineCovid Victoria restrictions explained 12.20am BST Ooh, would you look at that, the Queensland press conference should be at around 10am (AEST). So in about 4...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Weather, Coronavirus


Australia live news: four new Covid cases in Victoria; man dies in South Gippsland flood waters

Queensland health minister says couple whose road trip from Victoria sparked Covid fears ‘are at the end of their infectious period’ and so the risk is lower than expected. Follow live updates Traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 8.34am BST NSW Health has updated its venues of concern list. It says in a statement: If you were at any of the following new venues of concern at the times listed, please immediately call...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Assisted dying, Australia Weather, Sunshine Coast


Australia live news: TGA says woman’s death ‘likely’ linked to AstraZeneca blood clots; four new Covid cases in Victoria

Queensland health minister says couple whose road trip from Victoria sparked Covid fears ‘are at the end of their infectious period’ and so the risk is lower than expected. Follow live updates Traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 7.33am BST The ACTU secretary, Sally McManus, has written to Scott Morrison urging his government to introduce two days of paid vaccination leave for aged and disability care workers. In a...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Assisted dying


Australia live news: four new Covid cases in Victoria, Traralgon residents told to evacuate as flood waters rise

Queensland health minister says couple whose road trip from Victoria sparked Covid fears ‘are at the end of their infectious period’ and so the risk is lower than expected. Follow live updates Traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 2.33am BST Crips says the damage to electricity infrastructure was so severe that it may take days to return power to some areas.I will say now in some areas it will take a number of days....
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Assisted dying, Australia Weather, Sunshine Coast


Australia coronavirus live update: four new Covid cases in Victoria and one in Queensland; wild weather hits eastern states

Queensland health minister says couple whose road trip from Victoria sparked Covid fears ‘are at the end of their infectious period’ and so the risk is lower than expected. Follow live updates Traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 1.25am BST Home affairs minister Karen Andrews has revealed she is not investigating resettlement options for a Tamil family from Queensland being detained on Christmas Island.Three-year-o...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Assisted dying


Australia coronavirus live update: four new Covid cases in Victoria as Queensland and NSW on alert; wild weather hits eastern states

Melbourne couple’s road trip sparks Covid fears as Victorian health authorities hold emergency meeting with their Queensland and NSW counterparts. Follow live updates Traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 12.20am BST Queensland’s health minister Yvette D’Ath says the husband of yesterday case has also tested positive to Covid-19. I can advise that there’s eight new cases in the last 24 hours. Six of those are overse...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Assisted dying, Young, Australia Weather


Australia coronavirus live update: Melbourne couple’s road trip sparks Covid fears in NSW and Queensland

Victorian health authorities hold emergency meeting with their Queensland and NSW counterparts over woman’s positive case. Follow live updatesTraveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 11.34pm BST We have been speaking a lot about wild weather this morning, but it’s not all rain and wind. In fact in NSW’s some regional towns are experiencing an extreme cold snap, recording with the coldest days in more than two decades. ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Assisted dying, Sunshine Coast, Vic


Queensland and NSW on alert after traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for Covid

Health authorities say the woman left Melbourne on 1 June and travelled to the Sunshine Coast via NSWQld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sitesVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressQueensland has recorded a local case of Covid-19 after a Melbourne couple left their home city during lockdown and travelled to the Sunshine Coast via New South Wales.A 44-year-old woman from Melbourne tested positive on Wednesday mor...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Vic, Coronavirus, NSWQld Covid


Coronavirus Australia live update: Queensland reports positive Covid case in person who travelled from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast

Melbourne to come out of lockdown on Friday but travel to regional Victoria likely to be barred; Pfizer vaccine recommended during pregnancy. Follow updates liveVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid public exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 7.27am BST Tharnicaa, the three-year-old daughter of the Tamil family from Biloela being held in immigration detention on Christmas Island, is improving and has seen an i...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Pfizer vaccine recommended during pregnancy, Melbourne out of lockdown Friday after one new case

Travel to regional Victoria likely to be barred when lockdown ends Thursday midnight and federal wages support package to be cut off. Follow updates live Victoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid public exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 5.30am BST Scott Morrison is giving a speech in Perth but so far it’s been pleasantries and musings on tonight’s State of Origin. Something about blue tie, something about a WA ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria Covid restrictions to ease and Melbourne out of lockdown Friday after one new case

Travel to regional Victoria likely to be barred when lockdown ends Thursday midnight and federal wages support package to be cut off. Follow updates live Victoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid public exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 4.29am BST The Reserve Bank of Australia expects there will be a last minute rush from banks to take advantage of a funding program that is due to end this month, reports AAP.It...
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