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Australia news live: Facebook to restore Australian news pages; Labor pursues Morrison over Craig Kelly resignation

Social media giant reaches agreement with Australian government; Morrison faces mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow the latest updates liveBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackHiggins’ rape allegation has launched five inquiries. Here’s the breakdownWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 4.34am GMT The LNP senator James McGrath seems to be taking Craig ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Labor, Australia, Australia news, House, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Higgins, LNP, James McGrath, Craig Kelly, Louise Milligan


Australia news live: Labor grills Morrison over Craig Kelly resignation; jobseeker to increase by $50 a fortnight

Kelly says he will support government on confidence and supply; Morrison faces mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow the latest updates liveBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackHiggins’ rape allegation has launched five inquiries. Here’s the breakdownWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 3.34am GMT The crux of the IR stuff today is that the gig economy h...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Kelly, Fair Work Commission, Higgins, Craig Kelly, Ian Ross, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Craig Kelly resigns to join crossbench; jobseeker to increase by $50 a fortnight

Kelly says he will support government on confidence and supply; Morrison faces mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegationsBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 2.29am GMT The government still as a one-seat buffer, as it hold 76 seats of 151 in the House of Representatives including speaker Tony Smith.Labor is saying the Morrison go...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, House Of Representatives, Australian politics, Qantas, Rex, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Smith, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Kelly, Higgins, Consumer Commission, Tony Smith


Australia news live: Craig Kelly quits Liberal party to join crossbench; Albanese gets Covid vaccine

Kelly says he will support government on confidence and supply; Morrison faces mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegationsBrittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 1.35am GMT Michaelia Cash on the new mutual obligations:In the first instance there will be a require for job seekers to attend face-to-face appointments with their provider...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Kelly, Higgins, Albanese, Craig Kelly, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Albanese gets Covid vaccination; government under pressure over handling of Higgins' claim

Labor leader has Covid-19 jab; Morrison face mores questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow live Brittany Higgins’ partner abandons Canberra job due to fears of paybackWhen will I get the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 11.22pm GMT AAP has taken a look at Australian consumer confidence in the wake of the vaccine roll out:Australians are hardly punching the air that the coronavirus vaccine has arrived to lead t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, United States, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Higgins, Albanese, Coronavirus, Brittany Higgins


Australia news live: Albanese to get Covid vaccination; government under pressure over handling of Higgins' claim

Labor leader will receive Covid-19 vaccination today; Morrison to face more questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow live 10.24pm GMT The Labor leader was also asked about the reported increase to Jobseeker - just $50 a fortnight, or an extra $3 a day on the pre-covid rate.Anthony Albanese says Labor will ‘look at it’ once it is announced:I said very clearly that $40 a day wasn’t enough to live on. It’s one of first announcements I made as Labor ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Higgins, Albanese, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia news live: Albanese to get Covid jab; government under pressure over handling of Higgins' claim

Labor leader will received Covid-19 vaccination today; Morrison to face more questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 9.26pm GMT Kevin Rudd has denied former UK prime minister Gordon Brown’s account of a 2009 climate summit, which he wrote as part of a review of Bill Gate’s new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.Brown wrote Rudd had to be restrained from getting physical with a Chinese negotiator:I look ba...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Australia, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Gates, Victoria, Gordon Brown, Scott Morrison, Copenhagen, Rudd, Anthony Albanese, Kevin Rudd, Morrison


Australia news live: Victoria records three new Covid cases; PM refuses to give in to Facebook news ban

Scott Morrison vows to push ahead with media bargaining code after social media giant blocks news in Australia. Follow all the developments liveScott Morrison attacks Facebook for move to ‘unfriend Australia’Even for a company that specialises in PR disasters, Facebook has excelled with its Australian blackoutFollow our global coronavirus live blog 10.13pm GMT Victoria’s health minister, Martin Foley, has announced the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered to frontline workers...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Greens, Rudd, Murdoch, Kevin Rudd, Morrison, Foley, AAP, Sarah Hanson Young


Australia news live: PM refuses to give in to 'arrogant' Facebook; parliament rape allegation response questioned

Scott Morrison vows to push ahead with media bargaining code after social media giant blocks news in Australia. Follow all the developments liveScott Morrison attacks Facebook for move to ‘unfriend Australia’Even for a company that specialises in PR disasters, Facebook has excelled with its Australian blackoutFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.21pm GMT Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says it is “beyond belief” that the prime minister’s chief of staff was unaware of the alleged rap...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Parliament House, ABC News Breakfast, Albanese, Katharine Murphy, Prime Minister 's Office, Department of Parliamentary Services, Christopher Knaus


Australia news live: Victoria Covid lockdown to end at midnight as mass vaccination urged before winter

Chief medical officer says as many Australians should get coronavirus vaccine as possible before middle of the year. Follow liveWarnings on privately run Australian quarantine centresAustralia’s Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it?Melbourne hotspots, Victoria rules and restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.15am GMT Returning to Peta Credlin’s 2GB interview, the former top political staffer also said she was not surprised that the system had “fail...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Peta Credlin, Parliament House, Albanese, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid, Brittany Higgins


Australia politics live: Victoria Covid lockdown to end at midnight and PM faces more Brittany Higgins questions

Daniel Andrews says some coronavirus restrictions remain; Turnbull says it’s ‘incredible’ Morrison did not know about rape allegations. Follow liveWarnings on privately run Australian quarantine centresAustralia’s Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it?Melbourne hotspots, Victoria rules and restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.20am GMT Scott Morrison tells Rebekha Sharkie he has taken on calls for an independent process to review the review into cu...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Parliament, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Morrison, Turnbull, Sharkie, Mr Speaker, Indi, Rebekha Sharkie, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: Dan Andrews announces end of Victoria Covid lockdown at midnight in press conference update

Premier says some coronavirus restrictions remain; Turnbull says it’s ‘incredible’ Morrison did not know about Brittany Higgins rape allegations. Follow liveWarnings on privately run Australian quarantine centresMore than a quarter of Australians unsure about Covid vaccineMelbourne hotspots, Victoria lockdown rulesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 11.31pm GMT From 11.59pm tonight, most of the lockdown settings will end, but you will have to wear a mask, household gatherings are limited...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Morrison, Turnbull, Dan Andrews, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid, Brittany Higgins


Australia news live: New Covid variant found in Australia; disability royal commission reconvenes

Cases of B1525 with worrying mutations found in 10 countries, with vaccine rollout preparations under way and hotel quarantine back in the spotlight. Follow all today’s news and updates, liveVictoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explainedFollow our coronavirus global live blog 9.20pm GMT People on Jobseeker, along with representatives from the community sector are headed to parliament house today, to plea with the government to a) give s...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Canberra, Morrison, Katharine Murphy, Guardian Essential, Coronavirus, New Covid


Australia news live: Victoria cabinet considers Covid lockdown as Morrison urges 'proportionate response'

Victoria considering response to Melbourne hotel outbreak. NSW reports no local Covid cases. Andrew Demetriou resigns from Crown after scathing report. Follow liveTwo new Covid cases linked to Holiday Inn outbreakMelbourne hotspots 1.23am GMT I’m wading my way through a whole bunch of tweets about rumoured Victorian lockdown announcements, (the vast majority aren’t reliable enough to bring to you on the blog), but if you see something that you think I should know about make sure you send it ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, NSW, Crown Resorts, Coronavirus, Andrew Demetriou


Australia news live: Morrison urges 'proportionate response' to Victoria Covid outbreak amid lockdown fears

Victoria considering response to Melbourne hotel outbreak. Andrew Demetriou resigns from Crown after scathing report. Follow liveTwo new Covid cases linked to Holiday Inn outbreakMelbourne hotspots 12.18am GMT In some more cheerful news, NSW has recorded no locally acquired cases for the 26th day in a row. NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of #COVID19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Two new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Perth, Morrison, Crown Resorts, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid, Andrew Demetriou, Victorian Cabinet


Months after fighting coronavirus, some now face heart, lung or neurological problems

Daisy Martinez did her best to avoid the coronavirus. “Everyone was kind of shocked when I came down with it, because I was so protected. I always wore the PPE, washing my hands,” said Martinez, 56. “I was always doing the extra.” But she caught the virus, as have millions of other Californians. And, like potentially hundreds of thousands of Californians, it’s with her still months later. A registered nurse at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in West Covina, Martinez spent three months in a ho...
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Australia politics live: RBA holds cash rate at 0.1% as government shuts down attempt to censure Craig Kelly

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 4.21am GMT Anthony Albanese is making a speech on indulgence about his head on car crash over the summer.He thanks all those who contacted him...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Welfare, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Perth, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia politics live: government shuts down attempt to censure Craig Kelly over Covid misinformation

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.17am GMT Apparently, one Coalition MP raised “Covid treatment options” as an issue in the party room.No one responded. 2.15am GMT The Ne...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Welfare, New Zealand, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Perth


Australia politics live: doctors condemn Craig Kelly for ‘disseminating misinformation’ as NSW and Victoria report no new Covid cases

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.24am GMT The government closes down the debate.Interestingly, it seems on the numbers, that the crossbench voted with Labor on that. 1.19am...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Welfare, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Perth, Western Australia


Australian politics live: Craig Kelly condemned for ‘disseminating misinformation’ as NSW and Victoria report no new Covid cases

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.21am GMT The chats are slowly happening The Alliance is fundamental to the security & prosperity of our region. NSA @jakejsullivan & I dis...
Tags: Health, Google, Business, Microsoft, Nsa, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Welfare, Myanmar, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison


More than two-thirds of voters think Covid vaccines will be rolled out efficiently and safely – poll

A majority of 58% has confidence vaccinations will effectively stop the virus within Australia, the latest Essential poll suggestsVoters think the Morrison government will be able to manage the rollout of Covid vaccines safely and effectively despite the obvious downside risks, and a majority believes an early election would be an act of opportunism, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll.The data also suggests that Labor has been broadly competitive with the Coalition over the past qua...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Essential poll, Guardian Essential, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: Perth and WA’s south-west enter Covid lockdown; Scott Morrison lays out vaccine rollout plan

Prime minister gives first major speech of 2021; much of Western Australia shut down, with politicians returning to the ACT for parliament forced to isolate. Follow all the latest news and updates, livePM lays out vaccine rollout planMuch of WA goes into five-day lockdown after hotel guard tests positivePerth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.35am GMT We’ll hear from Mark McGowan very soon WA premier Mark McGowan and health m...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, WA, Mark McGowan


Morrison commits $1.9bn to Australia's vaccine rollout as he prepares to withdraw pandemic payments

PM to open parliamentary year with speech that reassures continued suppression of Covid and promises economic recovery Scott Morrison will commit $1.9bn for Australia’s vaccine rollout and attempt to bolster consumer confidence while preparing the public for the withdrawal of fiscal supports in a scene-setting address ahead of the resumption of parliament.With MPs converging on Canberra for the opening of the new parliamentary year, the prime minister will outline five priorities for 2021 in a s...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Welfare, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Morrison, National Press Club, Coronavirus, COVID


Christmas Covid outbreaks a result of putting economy ahead of health, AMA says

The Australian Medical Association boss tells a parliamentary inquiry the Avalon cluster came as no surpriseGovernments prioritised reopening the economy over people’s health, which resulted in “significant” Covid-19 outbreaks over Christmas, Australia’s peak doctors body has said.The Australian Medical Association (AMA) also argued at a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday that the Morrison government had failed to protect frontline health workers with new rules on protective gear. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Ama, Morrison, Australian Medical Association, Australian Medical Association AMA, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Anthony Albanese makes Chris Bowen climate change spokesman in reshuffle; NZ travel suspension to remain

Albanese pins election hopes on major reshuffle; Australia extends travel bubble suspension with NZ; Victoria could open travel to all of Sydney from tomorrow. Follow the latest updates live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained • Qld to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 February • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 3.20am GMT More reactions to Albanese’s reshuffle, with newly appointed shadow minister for climate change and energy, Chris Bowen, releasing a statem...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Nz, Anthony Albanese, Morrison


Australia news live: CSL says it is too busy making vaccine to appear at Senate Covid inquiry

Victoria could open travel to all of Sydney from tomorrow as NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Queensland says it will reopen its border with NSW. Follow the latest updates live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained • Qld to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 February • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.31am GMT Liberal Jason Falinski has fired a warning shot to the Morrison government not to follow the junior Coalition partner’s call for more coal power.Fal...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria records 14 days with no local Covid cases as two tennis players test positive

Two positive Covid tennis cases reclassified as cases of ‘viral shedding’ from previous infection, but hard lockdown of those who shared flights remains. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 11.24pm GMT A reader has been in touch to thank me for alerting them to the travel vouchers being released in Victoria this morning and to say the website is working well, despite crashing duri...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australia sport, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, South Australia


Morrison will decide 'over the course of the year' whether to allow international travel – as it happened

Meanwhile, three of four Covid cases found in Victoria hotel quarantine linked to Australian Open. This blog is now closedNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedRestrictions may ease for Australian Open players if positive Covid cases shown to be historicalTennis player likens Australian Open quarantine to being in prison Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 7.08am GMT That’s where I’m going to leave you for today. Thanks as always for read...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Morrison, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Jeannette Young, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison will decide 'over the course of the year' whether to allow international travel

Meanwhile, three of four Covid cases found in Victoria hotel quarantine linked to Australian Open. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 4.13am GMT The Australian government has added its voice to calls for Russian authorities to release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after he was arrested this week on his return to Russia.Overnight a judge in Moscow ordered that Navalny be held ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Russia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Moscow, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Alexei @Navalny, Australian economy, Fsb


Australia coronavirus news live: masks mandatory on all flights; international arrival caps reduced in NSW, WA and Queensland

NSW records four new locally acquired cases as Daniel Andrews calls for daily testing of quarantine hotel workers. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 2.34am GMT Chief medical officer Paul Kelly is also clarifying that any Covid-19 vaccination will not be mandatory. Kelly and Morrison have both drawn comparisons with other vaccination programs, such as that for measles.In this case I think the word ...
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