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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


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


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


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


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


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


Australia news live: SA and WA expand vaccine eligibility as Victoria finds source of Delta Covid outbreak

Victoria reports two new coronavirus cases, both linked to current outbreaks, as Delta variant traced to returned traveller; child held with Tamil family in immigration detention is to PerthSupport for Coalition’s Covid handling lowest since outbreak beganAustralia’s vaccine rollout numbers: progress state-by-stateVictoria Covid-19 exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesVictoria’s lockdown restrictions explained 6.05am BST Business conditions struck a fresh record high in May, pointing to an ex...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Australian Defence Force, WA, Coronavirus, PerthSupport for Coalition


Australia news live: Victoria finds source of Delta Covid outbreak; Biloela child reportedly diagnosed with pneumonia

Victoria reports two new coronavirus cases, both linked to current outbreaks Australia’s vaccine rollout numbers: progress state-by-stateVictoria Covid-19 exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesVictoria’s lockdown restrictions explained 2.30am BST Victorian testing commander Jeroen Weimar has a vaccination hub has been made a tier-three exposure site, with those who were there asked to monitor for symptoms. We had two cases that tested positive yesterday. Both existed in primary close contacts. W...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Jeff, Biloela, Coronavirus, Jeroen Weimar


Australia news live: Victoria reports two new Covid cases; Biloela child reportedly diagnosed with pneumonia

Both new coronavirus cases are linked to current outbreaks Australia’s vaccine rollout numbers: progress state-by-stateVictoria Covid-19 exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesVictoria’s lockdown restrictions explained 1.18am BST Kershaw is laying out why the APF need the extended telecommunication security bill passed in order to tackle crime on the dark web. We’re really encouraging the Parliament to pass that bill in particular and the IPO bill. Because we need to be ahead. We need to be a ste...
Tags: Health, Australia, Ipo, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Parliament, Afp, Kershaw, Biloela, APF, Reece Kershaw


Australia news live: Victoria reports two new Covid cases; renewed calls for Biloela family to be resettled

Both new coronavirus cases are linked to current outbreaks Australia’s vaccine rollout numbers: progress state-by-stateVictoria Covid-19 exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesVictoria’s lockdown restrictions explained 12.18am BST We are just waiting on a press conference from the AFP and prime minister on massive international drug bust operations and arrests across Australia and New Zealand.We heard from the NZ police just before: [There were] 37 search warrants resulting in the arrest of 35 pe...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Nz, Afp, Andrews, Biloela, Guardian Essential


From blame game to dog’s breakfast: how Australia’s aged care homes were left open to Covid again

Grave lessons were supposed to have been learned from the 655 pandemic-related aged care deaths in Victoria in 2020. So what went wrong?As Victoria was in the grips of a Covid-19 second wave that was killing hundreds of people in aged care, the acting chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said federal, state and territory governments would “redouble our efforts” to make sure the sector was “absolutely prepared” for outbreaks in the future.On Monday – nine months after the federal government sp...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Paul Kelly, Coronavirus, COVID, Aged care (Australia


Victoria Covid update: Melbourne lockdown extended as state seeks federal payments for workers

Restrictions in regional Victoria to ease from midnight Thursday, as six more Covid cases recordedExperts dispute Victoria claim Kappa variant is more infectiousVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid case alerts and exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressMelbourne will remain in lockdown for another week but restrictions in regional Victoria will ease from midnight on Thursday as the Victorian government warns case nu...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Josh Frydenberg, James Merlino, Merlino, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid


Victoria Covid update: 11 new cases across state as outbreak hits two Melbourne aged care homes

Acting premier James Merlino doesn’t rule out extending the lockdown as coronavirus cluster growsFull list of Victorian Covid public exposure sitesMelbourne and regional Victoria lockdown coronavirus rules explainedVictoria takes aim at ‘disgraceful’ lack of federal financial support during lockdownVictoria’s Covid outbreak “may get worse before it gets better,” the acting premier James Merlino said, as the number of active cases in the state climbed above 50 and extended into two aged care faci...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, James Merlino, Merlino, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid, Aged care (Australia, Arcare Maidstone


Victoria enters seven-day Covid lockdown with masks mandatory, schools closed and travel banned

Officials say a week-long lockdown is needed because the coronavirus variant is spreading faster than contact tracers can keep up withVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions: new rules explainedVictoria Covid-19 hotspots and exposure sitesVictoria is entering a seven-day lockdown as authorities work to contain a rapidly spreading Covid outbreak that the acting premier has warned is “running faster than we have ever recorded”.The government hopes the restrictions – which start at midnight and incl...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus


Record pace of Melbourne Covid outbreak and delayed vaccine rollout blamed for Victoria lockdown

Officials say a seven-day lockdown is needed because the coronavirus variant is spreading faster than contact tracers can keep up withVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions: new rules explainedVictoria Covid-19 hotspots and exposure sitesFollow LIVE Covid updates: Victoria goes into seven-day lockdownVictorian contact tracers are in danger of being overwhelmed by a Covid-19 outbreak “running faster than we have ever recorded”, the acting Victorian premier James Merlino said as he announced a sev...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, James Merlino, Merlino, Coronavirus


Victoria faces potential Covid lockdown as other states close borders and warn against Melbourne travel

Acting premier says next 24 hours critical for determining whether tougher measures needed to contain Melbourne coronavirus outbreakMelbourne Covid restrictions: new rules explainedVictoria Covid-19 hotspots and exposure sitesSecond AFL fan from a weekend match tests positiveVictorians are bracing for additional Covid-19 cases as other states closed their borders and warned residents to avoid traveling to Melbourne.Victoria’s acting premier, James Merlino, said on Wednesday that the next 24 hour...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, AFL, Melbourne Victoria, James Merlino, Coronavirus


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...
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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...
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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...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Victoria, Pfizer, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Liberal


Daniel Andrews walking 18 minutes a day as he recovers from serious back injury

Victorian premier says he’s making ‘steady progress’ after a ‘pretty painful’ few weeksDaniel Andrews says he’s making steady progress in his recovery from a serious back injury and is now walking about 18 minutes a day.Victoria’s premier suffered broken ribs and a fractured T7 vertebra after slipping on wet stairs at a holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula on 9 March. Continue reading...
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