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Australia news live: five injured after truck ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne; national cabinet to discuss India repatriation

Scott Morrison is expected to announce the restart of Australian repatriation flights from India. Follow latest updatesAustralia to start repatriating citizens stuck in India when flight ban endsNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney and NSW Covid restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend 11.24pm BST Host Madeline Morris is asking the trade minister the question that’s on a lot of people’s minds - “If we want to continue the economic relationship [with China], wh...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, ABC News Breakfast, Dan Tehan, Tehan, Coronavirus, NSW Covid


Australia live news: Brittany Higgins speaks after meeting with Scott Morrison

Former Liberal staffer says there is a ‘consensus’ that change is needed; Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 8.16am BST It’s not so much a war footing as a regu...
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Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins to meet with PM

Traveller tests positive after inadvertently entering airport’s ‘green zone’; former Liberal staffer to speak with Scott Morrison in Sydney. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 7.24am BST Former prime minister Julia Gillard is...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Julia Gillard, Tasmania


Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller positive; Brittany Higgins to meet with PM

Traveller tests positive after inadvertently entering airport’s ‘green zone’; former Liberal staffer to speak with Scott Morrison in Sydney. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 3.13am BST It's capital "I' and lower case 'w'.Th...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 2.20am BST The state’s first mass vaccination hub is set to open at Wayville Showground at midday. Just 150 fr...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese


Australia live news: Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 1.24am BST Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay Universal Music $1....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Netherlands, Queensland, Palmer, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Clive Palmer, Melbourne, Tasmania


Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Morrison says he ‘hasn’t seen’ Laming’s empathy course

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 12.12am BST I’m am sharing this tweet only because I think it’s so ...
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Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney as the leaders seek to cooperate on parliamentary workplace reforms. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 11.16pm BST "The budget would be in much b...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison


Australia news live: TGA says ‘no likely’ link betweens deaths and vaccine; Melbourne announces new Covid quarantine facility

Victoria says 500-bed $15m facility to be built in Mickleham; Australia’s medicine regulator says the deaths of two men in NSW not linked to coronavirus jab. Follow the day’s news liveComparing US and UK Covid case numbers suggests Australia’s India flight ban based on ‘fear factor’Budget to focus on jobs and economic recovery, Josh Frydenberg says 9.23am BST Thanks for reading. The main news on 29 April, 2021: 9.01am BST And here is a full story about the pre-budget speech given earlier...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, India, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Australian economy, Tasmanian Politics


Australia news live: Melbourne announces new Covid quarantine facility; Frydenberg talks up budget plans

Victoria says 500-bed $15m facility to be built in Mickleham; Australia’s medicine regulator expected to determine whether death of two men in NSW linked to coronavirus jab. Follow the day’s news live Second unconfirmed blood clot death reported in NSW Comparing US and UK Covid case numbers suggests Australia’s India flight ban based on ‘fear factor’Budget to focus on jobs and economic recovery, Josh Frydenberg says 1.30am BST And yes that was merely the calm before the storm. Frydenberg:Nev...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, India, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Australian economy, Tasmanian Politics


Australia news live: NSW man, 55, reported to have died of blood clots after receiving AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Australia’s medicine regulator expected to investigate to determine whether death linked to jab. Follow the day’s news live • Comparing US and UK Covid case numbers suggests Australia’s India flight ban based on ‘fear factor’ • Budget to focus on jobs and economic recovery, Josh Frydenberg says 11.28pm BST ABC is reporting that a second man had died as a result of blood clots shortly after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. This man was reportedly in his 70’s and passed away in Sydney. I must str...
Tags: Health, UK, Abc, Australia, India, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Australian economy


Australia news live: health officials say hotel quarantine ‘fit for purpose’; Port Arthur massacre commemorated

Brendan Murphy says there are no plans to invest in purpose-built isolation facilities. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 11.33pm BST an environmental consultant who holds interests in a property that made more than $40m selling conservation offsets to gover...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Perth, Western Australia, NSW, Port Arthur, Brendan Murphy, Port Arthur massacre, Coronavirus, COVID, Eco Logical Australia


Health officials beg for hotel quarantine to be upgraded but Paul Kelly insists it is fit for purpose

Experts call on federal advisory group to reflect importance of airborne spread, as WA asks commonwealth to repurpose immigration detention facilities and airbasesAustralia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, has said the country’s hotel quarantine system is fit for purpose and has been “very successful” – but he admits improvements could always be made.Kelly was questioned on Tuesday night by a parliamentary committee examining the federal government’s handling of Covid-19. He was quizzed...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Victoria, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Paul Kelly, Kelly, WA, Perth Continue, Mark McGowan, Coronavirus


Australia news live updates: two more Indigenous deaths in custody confirmed; PM says flights from India suspended over Covid cases

National security committee meets to consider request for oxygen from India as new Covid cases there topped 350,000 on Monday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Mark McGowan says commonwealth looking to ban flights from India Fewer than 50% of Australians over 50 willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinesWestern Australian Covid hotspotsQueensland has 86 domestic violence specialist police to handle 107,000 casesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.21am BST And the Austral...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Pfizer, Western Australia, Australia Post, Mark McGowan, Sarah Hanson Young, Tony Nutt, Coronavirus


Australia news live update: WA premier Mark McGowan says lockdown ends at 12.01am but some restrictions remain

Top doctor says leaks continue to happen because federal experts ‘deny’ virus is airborne; Facebook says independent federal MP had repeatedly breached its misinformation policy. Follow all the latest updates, liveHotel quarantine ‘a human rights catastropheWA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sitesPerth and WA Covid lockdown rules explainedWA premier furious that Australian residents are travelling to ‘Covid-infected countries’ 7.18am BST Bit of an update on this very odd story about missing...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese


Australia news live update: WA premier Mark McGowan says lockdown ends at 12.01am; Facebook removes Craig Kelly’s page

Top doctor says leaks continue to happen because federal experts ‘deny’ virus is airborne; Facebook says MP Craig Kelly has repeatedly breached its misinformation policy. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveHotel quarantine ‘a human rights catastropheWA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sitesPerth and WA Covid lockdown rules explainedWA premier furious that Australian residents are travelling to ‘Covid-infected countries’ 6.09am BST It has not taken long for WA premier Mark McGowan to...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, AFL, West Coast Eagles


Australia news live: AMA says WA Covid hotel quarantine not ‘fit for purpose’; Facebook removes Craig Kelly’s page

Top doctor says leaks continue to happen because federal experts ‘deny’ virus is airborne; WA premier Mark McGowan to decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen after three days of lockdown. Follow all the latest news and updates, live• Hotel quarantine ‘a human rights catastropheWA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites• Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained• WA premier furious that Australian residents are travelling to ‘Covid-infected countries’ 5.25am BST Victoria has joined We...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese


Australia news live: AMA says WA hotel quarantine not ‘fit for purpose’ for containing Covid

Top doctor says leaks continue to happen because federal experts ‘deny’ virus is airborne; WA premier Mark McGowan to decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen after three days of lockdown. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA premier furious that Australian residents are travelling to ‘Covid-infected countries’ 11.35pm BST Now they are putting them out at 8.30! Pick a time Victoria, o...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese


Australia news live: WA Covid lockdown enters day three; Brittany Higgins to meet Morrison and Albanese

WA premier Mark McGowan will decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA premier furious that residents are travelling overseas as lockdown continues 10.30pm BST Good morning, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life and I hope you are feeling good!Matilda Boseley here and before we jump into the morning of news, why don’t I get you up to spe...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, WA


Australia news live: hotel quarantine hit by Covid infections; NSW says mass vaccination hubs could be running by May

Health officials investigating how Covid spread inside quarantine hotels in Perth and Sydney. Scott Morrison to meet state and territory leaders to try and reset the vaccine rollout. Follow latest updates 1.27am BST When asked, Victorian Minister @JaalaPulford says Belt and Road deal decision by @MarisePayne “is a matter for Federal Government.” Despite Victoria signing the MoU with China. @10NewsFirstMelb #springst pic.twitter.com/JCXdsmQtUr 1.18am BST Queensland is set to pass laws al...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Perth


Australia news live: hotel quarantine hit by Covid infections; national cabinet to meet on vaccine rollout

Health officials investigating how Covid spread inside quarantine hotels in Perth and Sydney. Scott Morrison to meet state and territory leaders to try and reset the vaccine rollout. Follow latest updates 11.28pm BST I mean at least one state seems to have it together. Victoria has had no local Covid-19 cases over night!Yesterday there were no new local cases and 2 new cases acquired overseas (currently in hotel quarantine). - 4,519 vaccine doses were administered - 13,951 test results were...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Tasmania, Hobart, Scott Morrison


NSW Health investigates second possible Covid spread in hotel quarantine in Sydney

Three returned travellers staying in adjoining rooms at the Mercure hotel tested positive to the South African variant, after initially testing negativeNew South Wales health authorities are investigating another potential transmission of Covid-19 between people staying in hotel quarantine in Sydney, as Western Australian officials confirmed two new cases had been acquired in hotel quarantine in Perth. Three returned travellers arrived on 3 April on the same flight, and stayed in adjacent rooms ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, South Wales, Perth, Mercure, George Street, NSW Health, Coronavirus, Perth Three


Victoria commits $50m to make mRNA coronavirus vaccine – as it happened

Brittany Higgins to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. This blog is now closedVictoria plans to domestically manufacture mRNA vaccinesAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Covid jab 8.52am BST That is where we will leave the blog for W...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: Scott Morrison says Brittany Higgins meeting ‘in process’; Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccine

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveVictoria plans to domestically manufacture mRNA vaccinesAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Co...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra


Australia news live: NSW to pay Chinese company Shenhua $100m to exit coalmine; Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccine

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Covid jab 5.21am BST The Australian Medical Associatio...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Liberal


Australia news live: Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccines; Brittany Higgins outlines plan for meeting with PM

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveAustralian aged care workers relying on spare Covid vaccines and confusing advice, survey findsAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNG, key Covid adviser says Delayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents in Australia hav...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Liberal


Australia news live: Victoria to manufacture mRNA Covid vaccines; Brittany Higgins outlines plan for meeting with PM

State commits $50m to establishing domestic manufacturing of vaccines such as those produced by Pfizer and Moderna; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveAustralian aged care workers relying on spare Covid vaccines and confusing advice, survey findsAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNG, key Covid adviser says Delayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseas 12.50am BST...
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Australia news live: Victoria’s mass Covid vaccination hubs open for people in phase 1B

Three centres in Melbourne and Geelong open to help speed up Covid vaccine rollout. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveAustralian aged care workers relying on spare Covid vaccines and confusing advice, survey findsAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNG, key Covid adviser says 10.35pm BST Good morning! Matilda Boseley here, to get you through the Wednesday blues. This is one way that we can expedite the vaccine rollout, as quickly as possible, particularly t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Geelong, Coronavirus, Matilda Boseley


Australia news live: Covid committee demands vaccination timetable; two consent videos removed

Queensland premier says people need confidence in vaccine before mass rollout; US secretary of state says countries investing in new coal ‘will hear from US’. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Secretary of state says countries investing in new coal ‘will hear from US’ • Australia increasingly isolated as US and others ramp up climate ambition• Melbourne GP clinic with capacity to vaccinate 2,100 a week supplied with just 50 doses 7.58am BST Novavax is a while away.A few weeks ag...
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Leaders agree to vaccination rollout changes – as it happened

Fourth Perth hospital health worker goes into self-quarantine while scammers target people seeking vaccines. This blog is now closed 9.08am BST That is where we will leave the live blog for Monday. Thanks for following along. Here’s what we learned today: 8.51am BST The PM’s office has just released the statement out of the national cabinet meeting tonight. This is the bit on what was agreed to:National cabinet agreed in-principle to a series of changes to the Australian Covid-19 vaccina...
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