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Morrison has finally embraced ‘informed consent’ for AstraZeneca, what took him so long to take Atagi’s advice? | Paul Karp

Despite government rhetoric, Atagi had always advised that adults wanting to be vaccinated COULD choose either vaccineDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingFor weeks, Scott Morrison has been huffing and puffing that he couldn’t defy medical advice about the safety of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine.Despite that black and white view, the prime minister has finally found there’s more nuance to the question – and it was there in the medical advice all along. Continue reading....
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Paul Karp, Coronavirus, ATAGI


Morrison offers microaggression and deflection, when all we want is an apology – and a solution | Katharine Murphy

The ‘it’s not a race’ vaccine mantra has been discarded, but the prime minister is still running around in circles trying to evade responsibilityMorrison says he has pressed Atagi to change its advice on AstraZenecaDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingIt was hard to keep up.A reporter asked Scott Morrison on Wednesday whether he would consider appealing directly to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) to change their medical advice on AstraZene...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Katharine Murphy, Coronavirus, ATAGI


Australia Covid live news update: Morrison acknowledges vaccine rollout problems; NSW records 110 new local cases, South Australia 12 and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedBerejiklian confident new restrictions will lower NSW numbers as 110 new cases recordedVictoria cases reach 10-month high, with 22 new local infectionsRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW...
Tags: Health, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Morrison, NSW, Vic, Spurrier, Rural Australia


Australia Covid live news update: Morrison acknowledges ‘regrettable’ vaccine rollout problems; NSW records 110 new local cases and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedParts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney constructionRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout trackerCMO pr...
Tags: Health, Japan, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Morrison, NSW


Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison speaks after NSW records 110 local coronavirus cases and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedParts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney constructionRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout trackerCMO pr...
Tags: Health, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Afghanistan, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Morrison, NSW, Vic


Scott Morrison refuses to apologise for Covid vaccine rollout in clash with Kiis FM host

Kiis host Jason Hawkins repeatedly challenged prime minister, who appeared on radio stations in Adelaide and MelbourneFollow our Covid live blogRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingScott Morrison has clashed with an FM radio host in Melbourne after refusing to apologise for the country’s sluggish vaccine rollout.As part of a blitz of radio stations in Adelaide and Melbourne on W...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Adelaide, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Vic, KIIS, Jason Hawkins, KIIS FM, Coronavirus, COVID


‘Beg for every scrap’: Victoria fumes after Morrison and NSW unveil $500m a week Covid lockdown package

Unions disappointed jobkeeper not reinstated but business leaders say support ‘will save jobs and help protect livelihoods’NSW Covid assistance package: are you eligible and how much support is available?NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic hotspotsDownload the free Guardian news app; get our morning email briefingA multibillion-dollar economic support package for businesses and workers affected by the greater Sydney lockdown has been slammed by unions as a betrayal of workers but business groups...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus


‘Beg for every scrap’: Victoria fumes after Morrison and NSW unveil $500m a week lockdown package

Unions disappointed jobkeeper not reinstated but business leaders say Covid support ‘will save jobs and help protect livelihoods’NSW Covid assistance package: are you eligible and how much support is available?NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic hotspotsDownload the free Guardian news app; get our morning email briefingA multi-billion dollar economic support package for businesses and workers affected by the greater Sydney lockdown has been slammed by unions as a betrayal of workers but business...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus


‘Peace of mind’: Morrison and NSW announce $500m a week support package for locked-down Sydney

People who have lost more than 20 hours of work can access an increased Covid disaster payment of $600 per weekNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic hotspotsDownload the free Guardian news app; get our morning email briefingA multi-billion dollar economic support package for businesses and workers affected by the greater Sydney lockdown has been announced by the federal and NSW governments with funds to start flowing “as quickly as possible”.The package, to be co-funded at a cost of more than $500...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW, Vic, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live updates: Morrison to announce NSW support package after 89 new cases and one death; three cases in Victoria

A man in his 70s from Sydney’s east has died of coronavirus; Queensland keeps border open for now; support package for NSW to include increased payments for people who have lost work. Follow the latest updates liveTwo apartment blocks in hard lockdown in Sydney and MelbourneNew Covid assistance package for Sydney businesses and residentsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic hotspotsDownload the free Guardian news app; get our morning email briefing 6.08am BST It’s a little late today, but plea...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison


Australia Covid live update: Morrison doesn’t rule out further financial support as NSW records 44 new coronavirus cases

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says 29 of the new cases were infectious in the community as new restrictions announced for Sydney; state and territory leaders meet with PM to discuss the vaccine rollout. Follow latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld restrictions; Qld hotspotsLatest Sydney lockdown restrictions explainedWhat happens if you’re diagnosed with Covid in Australia?Download the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 8.22am BST Waiting for a Pfizer shot? You might ...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Darwin, Morrison, Sunshine Coast, Alice Springs


Australia Covid live update: Morrison holds press conference after today’s national cabinet meeting; NSW records 44 new coronavirus cases

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says 29 of the new cases were infectious in the community as new restrictions announced for Sydney; state and territory leaders meet with PM to discuss the vaccine rollout. Follow latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld restrictions; Qld hotspotsLatest Sydney lockdown restrictions explainedWhat happens if you’re diagnosed with Covid in Australia?Download the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 6.24am BST Morrison says the Doherty Institute i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Treasury, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian


From the front to the back of the queue: how Australia’s vaccine rollout unravelled

Morrison government’s vaunted vaccination targets dropped amid Pfizer delays and AstraZeneca rare blood clot risk in favour of allocation ‘horizons’Covid Australia vaccine rollout trackerDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefingThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, announces a $1.7bn deal with two potential vaccines: the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca to provide 33.8m doses and the University of Queensland/CSL to provide another 50m doses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Coronavirus, University of Oxford AstraZeneca, University of Queensland CSL


Scott Morrison says ‘utterly false’ to suggest Sydney lockdown avoidable if vaccine targets met

Prime minister says even the most ‘optimistic scenarios’ in the original vaccine rollout plan would not have helped NSW nowNSW to send mounted police into south-west Sydney to enforce lockdown – as it happenedCovid Australia vaccine rollout trackerDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefingThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, has dismissed suggestions Australia could have vaccinated enough people by now to have avoided a lockdown to control Sydney’s Covid outbreak as “completel...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live update: Gladys Berejiklian to announce one-week Sydney lockdown extension

Schools to return to online learning after holiday break, as New South Wales battles to get on top of its growing Covid outbreak. Follow latest updates 10.53pm BST Speaking of the Sydney lockdown, there remains a number of concerning clusters, including 10 cases linked to the SummitCare nursing home in Baulkham Hills. Six residents have tested positive and four staff. The most recent worker tested positive on Tuesday night but had been in isolation since 1 July, a SummitCare spokesperson sai...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW, Turnbull, Peeta, Gladys Berejiklian, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus, Baulkham Hills


‘Dire need’: Australia urged to offer more aid to Indonesia as Covid crushes health system

Critics say government not doing enough to help neighbour as record cases deplete oxygen suppliesThe Australian government has been urged to rapidly step up its assistance to Indonesia, amid warnings the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases is fuelling an “escalating crisis right on our doorstep”.With aid groups fearing the Indonesian health system is on the verge of collapse, and with oxygen and bed shortages reported in some hospitals, there are growing calls for the Morrison government to help its mo...
Tags: Health, Indonesia, Australia, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Morrison, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live update: two further Covid cases reported at Sydney aged care home

At least 140 of 200 staff at a SummitCare home are now in 14 days of self-isolation as NSW starts to see an overall downward trend in new cases. Follow latest updates 10.56pm BST Virus restrictions in South Australia could soon be eased as authorities continue to monitor Covid-19 cases in other states, reports Tim Dornin from AAP. SA’s transition committee will provide an update to the current situation on Monday afternoon after deciding against making any changes at a meeting on Sunday. 10...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, Australia news, United States, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Canberra, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Morrison


Australia Covid live update: WA’s Perth and Peel lockdown to end tonight; Qld records fourth new coronavirus case after 31 in NSW today

Scott Morrison announces four-step pandemic exit plan after meeting with state leaders. Follow latest updatesBorder closures and restrictionsCovid-19 restrictions: Qld; NSW; WA, NT and SA; VicVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 8.26am BST Scott Morrison is known as a great admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. But Morrison channelled the spirit of the other Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, when he strode back into the prime...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, United States, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Morrison, WA, Teddy Roosevelt


Scott Morrison halves international arrivals cap after national cabinet; NSW records 31 new cases and Qld three

The primer minister has spoken after meeting with state premiers at national cabinet. Follow latest updateBorder closures and restrictionsCovid-19 restrictions: Qld; NSW; WA, NT and SA; VicVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.54am BST As part of the first phase of the plan, which is “vaccinate, prepare, and pilot”, there will be a reduction in commercial international arrivals caps by 50%.Morrison:“To temporarily reduce commercial inbound passenger...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


There was no argument inside national cabinet about Morrison’s AstraZeneca advice because he didn’t flag it

State and territory leaders found out about expanded access for under-40s when they watched the prime minister’s press conferenceBefore the public brawling on Wednesday there was the relative calm of Monday night when leaders gathered virtually for an emergency national cabinet meeting. Scott Morrison dialled in from The Lodge where he’s been in quarantine.Lt Gen John Frewen – the general brought in to reboot Australia’s sluggish vaccination rollout – was online from Parliament House, accompanie...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Paul Kelly, Morrison, Parliament House, Gladys Berejiklian, The Lodge, Phil Gaetjens, Coronavirus, Prof Brendan Murphy, John Frewen


NSW records 22 new cases, Qld three; Alice Springs to enter lockdown – as it happened

Queensland health minister Yvette D’Ath says state is running out of Pfizer vaccines, and Alice Springs will enter a three-day lockdown. This blog is now closed.Rift grows between states and Morrison government over AstraZeneca vaccineAlice Springs joins parts of NSW, Queensland and Perth in lockdown 9.29am BST We’ll leave it there for today.Here are the main developments of the day: 9.03am BST At the NSW Covid update earlier today, it was announced that a 24-year-old student nurse had ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Fairfield, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Perth, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk


Rift between states and Morrison government over AstraZeneca vaccine for under 40s grows

Queensland chief health officer says she did not want under 40s getting the vaccine, as federal government says there has been no change to adviceNSW restrictions; Qld restrictions; WA, NT and SA rulesNSW hotspots; Qld hotspots; WA exposure sitesBorder closures: where you can and can’t travel in AustraliaMultiple state governments have directly criticised the commonwealth’s new position on the AstraZeneca vaccine, with Queensland saying that it does “not want under 40s to get AstraZeneca” and Vi...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Western Australian Politics, Morrison, WA


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 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


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


Coronavirus Australia live: more than 100,000 Victorians without power; 50,000 Covid disaster payment claims made

Victoria and Queensland record no new Covid cases; court approves robodebt settlement. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explained 9.09am BST Scott Morrison has landed in the UK and immediately launched a love bomb in Boris Johnson’s direction, declaring the UK leader to be a “big, bold thinker”. Morrison is one of the G7 Plus invitees to the Cornwall summit, whe...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Cornwall, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Johnson, Australia Weather


Australia coronavirus live news: TGA reveals fatal blood clots case; one dead in Victoria floods

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 11.16pm BST The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, and his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, have confi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Australia Weather, Morrison, Lee, Lee Hsien Loong


Australia and Singapore say students first to benefit from travel bubble

Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong says mutual recognition of ‘vaccination certificates’ key to quarantine-free travel The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, and his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, have confirmed students will be the first group to travel under a bubble arrangement to be established by the two countries, with Morrison stating it will happen “sooner rather than later”.Lee confirmed students would be the first priority following talks between the two lead...
Tags: Health, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Lee, Lee Hsien Loong, Coronavirus


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 ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Perth, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg


Federal and Victorian governments at odds over best use of proposed quarantine facility

State looking to house high-risk travellers otherwise in hotel quarantine but commonwealth wants to boost number of returning Australians The Morrison government is inching towards an agreement with Victoria to build a dedicated quarantine facility at Avalon, but there remains a dispute about how the centre will be used.The Victorian government wants the facility to house high-risk travellers currently in hotel quarantine, while the commonwealth wants to expand capacity for Australians returning...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Victoria, Morrison, Coronavirus



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