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Australia news live: Penny Wong says she understands why people think government’s India policy is racist

Cricketer Michael Slater adds to voices condemning ban after chief medical officer Paul Kelly warns it could cause the deaths of Australians overseas. Follow live 11.16pm BST Scott Morrison has been asked why Australia didn’t ban travellers from the US or UK despite similar rates of infection during their respective spikes, and if the characterisation of the Indian policy as “racist” is fair. Morrison’s tactic when asked this is to talk about China, which by the most generous of characterisa...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, China, India, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Paul Kelly, Morrison, Michael Slater, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Penny Wong says she understands why people think government’s India travel ban is racist

Cricketer Michael Slater adds to voices condemning ban after chief medical officer Paul Kelly warns it could cause the deaths of Australians overseas. Follow live 12.33am BST Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is speaking now from MacKay in Queensland. 12.33am BST While we have a second why don’t we jump back to the prime minister’s comments this morning. Scott Morrison has told Seven’s Sunrise that the government will not jump to conclusions as the defence department reviews a Chinese’...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Scott Morrison, Darwin, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong, Paul Kelly, Mackay, Seven, Michael Slater, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: Scott Morrison and AFP reportedly told of historic rape allegation against a cabinet minister

Victoria reports two new local Covid cases; remains of missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick found; 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated. Follow liveMelissa Caddick: remains of missing businesswoman found months after disappearanceHarvey Norman to keep $22m in jobkeeper despite profits doubling to $462m in pandemicAustralia considers relaxing temperature controls on Pfizer vaccineFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.55am GMT Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has also released he...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Pfizer, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Norman, South Australia, Peter Dutton


Australian politics live: Queensland border reopens; Morrison condemns China tweet

Queensland tourism operators hope reopening of border to Victoria and Sydney will help economic recovery; MPs hit back at China over provocative tweet; Reserve Bank board to meet – follow latest updatesPoll: three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030China rejects Australian PM’s call to apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet Follow our global coronavirus live blogAustralia’s coronavirus restrictions explained: state by state 9.23pm GMT Penny Wong appeared on ABC News Breakfast th...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian military, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Senate estimates told 3,000 dead people among those owed robodebt refunds – politics live

Legal battle brews over Australia Post CEO’s status; MPs reject Qatar dinner invitation. Follow the latest liveLegal battle brewing over Christine Holgate ‘stand aside’ Follow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus email 8.21am GMT Officials won’t disclose when universities were first included in coverage of the Morrison government’s draft foreign vet...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Qatar, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Penny Wong, Kevin Rudd, Australia Post, Morrison, DFAT, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Christine Holgate, Frances Adamson, Coronavirus


ALP pursues government over land deal as Coalition defends childcare scheme – as it happened

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; and federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. This blog is now closed Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 9.13am BST To recap: 8.44am BST In the off chance you aren’t completely fed up with Covid-19 data, the federal health department has b...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Labor pursues government over airport land deal as Coalition defends childcare scheme – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.22am BST The 24 new cases in WA are linked to the Al Messilah.Other crew members of the ship had tested positive on the weekend.A further 24 crew member...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Question time: Labor pursues government over airport land deal as Coalition defends childcare scheme – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.24am BST Labor is moving to suspend standing orders to bring on the Jobmaker hiring credit bill.The government said they wanted to get it up today, but ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party


Question time: Labor pursues government over airport land deal – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.15am BST Michael McCormack has taken the despatch box, arguing that Labor should be out and about talking up the government’s budget.Or something. 4.13...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party


Daniel Andrews attacks federal government for 'playing politics' over pandemic as Victoria records four Covid cases – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.05am BST The university bill is back in the House of Reps – the Senate made some changes, which means it has to go back to the House, before it is offic...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, House, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party


Federal MPs attack Victoria's Covid reopening plan as state reports four new cases – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.23am BST Why is Daniel Andrews pointing the finger back at the federal government?Andrews:They are in charge of the borders and the bubble and the bubbl...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria reports four new cases as Melbourne wakes up to eased lockdown

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with the Coalition’s universities bill on the agenda. Follow live 11.24pm BST Penny Wong asks department of infrastructure and transport head Simon Atkinson whether or not he believes the department fell well short of “high standards” in the Leppington triangle purchase.Atkinson doesn’t really answer. 11.21pm BST Crown has just released this statement to the ASX - it is being investiga...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry to hold extraordinary sitting, as PM says 5,000 to use Howard Springs

First international tourists in six months touch down today on three flights from New Zealand as the government works on plan to repatriate Australians stranded overseas. Follow liveFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.18am BST They just raised a good point on the ABC regarding that $30m Western Sydney land deal. Now that the AFP is investigating it, p...
Tags: Health, Business, Abc, Australia, Senate, Australia news, New Zealand, Qantas, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Afp, Vic, Western Sydney, AWU, BST Labor


Coronavirus Australia update: Daniel Andrews gives press conference as Victoria reports 11 new cases and NSW 10 – live

The number of locally transmitted cases in Sydney is growing, dashing hopes of the Queensland border reopening next month. Follow liveFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.31am BST The tax changes have passed the senate (the cut price jobkeeper program – the labour hire credits, have been sent to a committee for review).The tax changes means the rate wi...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk


More refugees in Australia for treatment than there are on Nauru and Manus, says official – politics live

The Labor leader will give his party’s response to the budget tonight, with bigger tax cuts for workers among the promises. All the day’s events, live 1.17am BST Mathias Cormann just suggested that he and Penny Wong take over the (now over) Pyne and Marles show on Sky.Wong is completely taken aback and laughingly admits she never watched it. 1.11am BST “I think your government has cuddled One Nation, Penny Wong says, as Matthias Cormann and her have a back and forth over Fraser Anning ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Nauru, Liberal party, Mathias Cormann, Scott Morrison, Tanya Plibersek, Christopher Pyne, Welfare in Australia



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