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Australia Covid live update: Gladys Berejiklian confirms 145 new local cases in NSW; Queensland records one new local case; Victoria records 11

NSW records 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; Josh Frydenberg gives jobkeeper update; Queensland records new local case; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation. Follow the latest updatesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.21am BST NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant says it’s distressin...
Tags: Coronavirus, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Gladys Berejiklian, Scott Morrison, Health, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian economy, Business, Anthony Albanese, Labor party, Coalition, Sydney, Victorian politics


Australia Covid live update: Josh Frydenberg to speak in Melbourne; dozens of exposure sites in Queensland; Victoria records 11 new local cases

Dozens of Queensland exposure sites listed after two positive cases infectious in community; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation; WA on alert over ship with sick crew; SA to announce end of lockdown. Follow the latest updatesWoman in her 30s among two deaths in NSW as state records 141 new coronavirus casesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation; SA to announce end of lockdown as Sydney enters week five

Dozens of Queensland exposure sites listed after two positive cases infectious in community; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation; WA on alert over ship with sick crew; SA to announce end of lockdown. Follow the latest updatesWoman in her 30s among two deaths in NSW as state records 141 new coronavirus casesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 11 new cases; Anthony Albanese says NSW should have locked down sooner

Labor leader says ‘the lockdown is longer than it would have been had action been taken earlier’ as Sydney lockdown enters fifth week. Follow latest updatesWoman in her 30s among two deaths in NSW as state records 141 new coronavirus casesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.23pm BST Firefighting experts...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Canada, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison


No, Australia has not peaked. Our best generation is here now | Jim Chalmers and Andrew Charlton

We need the self-belief that comes from honest appraisal, not an ad-man’s optimism based on false confidenceWhen we started writing this piece, Brisbane was in lockdown. By the time we finished, Sydney, Victoria and South Australia were as well. Millions of Australians have already spent chunks of the last 18 months concerned for their jobs or their business, navigating the new world of remote learning and wearing the emotional strain of being cut off from the comfort of loved ones and familiar ...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, South Australia, Australian economy, Jim Chalmers, Andrew Charlton, Coronavirus, Sydney Victoria


Atagi changes vaccine advice for Sydney – as it happened

Deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd says NSW will get additional 50,000 vaccines from national stockpile. This blog is now closed‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 8.35am BST And this is where we are going to leave the blog for today. I...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Michael Kidd, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new cases, Victoria 12 and SA one amid arrests at anti-lockdown protests

Deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd says NSW will get additional 50,000 vaccines from national stockpile. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 6.22am BST A significant statement from the federal government’s Australian Technica...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, NSW, Michael Kidd, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new cases, Victoria 12 and SA one amid anti-lockdown protests

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 4.23am BST The protest crowds, particularly in Sydney, appear to be depressingly large.A few hours ago, the New ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus, Victoria Park to Town Hall


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new coronavirus cases, Victoria 12 and South Australia one

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.23am BST The chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, is not saying whether lockdown in Victoria will end on T...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, South Australia, Sutton, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus, South Australia ACT


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new coronavirus cases and Victoria 12

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.23am BST NSW health minister Brad Hazzard has rejected Victorian premier Daniel Andrews’ suggestion that there...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Newcastle, Sydney, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Belmont, NSW, Andrews, Brad Hazzard, Riverwood, Pyrmont, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news updates: Victoria reports 12 new coronavirus cases as NSW Health lists dozens of new exposure sites

Virus fragments found in NSW southern highlands town of Moss Vale amid ‘national emergency’NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.15am BST The prosecution of whistleblowing former spy Witness K and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery, has now cost the Australian government $3.7m, new figures reveal.The government’s external legal costs in connection with the high-profile cases have risen significantly sinc...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, AAP, NSW Health, Bernard Collaery, Coronavirus, Moss Vale


Covid Australia live news updates: ‘national emergency’ as NSW vaccine request rejected

NSW Health lists dozens of new coronavirus exposure sites and says virus fragments found in southern highlands town of Moss Vale NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.15pm BST Late on Friday night NSW Health alerted that fragments of Covid-19 had been detected at the sewage treatment plant at Moss Vale in the NSW southern highlands when there were no known cases in this area. The department said th...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victoria, South Australia, Darwin, NSW Health, Michael Gunner, Coronavirus, Moss Vale, Moss Vale NSW


World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list

Move follows fierce lobbying campaign by the Australian government which said it was blindsided by Unesco recommendationThe Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of world heritage sites “in danger” after a global lobbying effort from Australia against the proposed listing.The 21-country World Heritage Committee on Friday ignored a scientific assessment from the UN’s science and culture organisation, Unesco, that the reef was clearly in danger from climate change and should be placed on...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Australia news, Unesco, Australian politics, Un, Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Committee


John Barilaro’s lawyers brush off ‘pork barrelling’ statement in Friendlyjordies defamation case

The NSW deputy premier’s legal team has launched an attack on the YouTuber’s defence, labelling it ‘rubbish’ John Barilaro boasting about pork barrelling government grants may be “the wrong thing to do”, but it does not show the New South Wales deputy premier is a corrupt conman, his lawyers have argued in court.On Friday the federal court held a lengthy pre-trial hearing in the deputy premier’s defamation case against the Youtube comedian Jordan Shanks. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian media, Defamation law, NSW, John Barilaro, Jordan Shanks Continue


The feeling around the national cabinet table these days is Gladys Berejiklian succumbed to hubris

The New South Wales premier tried and failed on Friday to secure more doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Scott Morrison could not be seen to be ‘the prime minister for NSW’By all accounts, Gladys Berejiklian already knew her public pleading for more vaccine supply had fallen on barren ground before she gathered with Scott Morrison and the other premiers virtually for the latest national cabinet meeting.The New South Wales premier came to Friday afternoon’s conversation with her peers armed with a numb...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian, Berejiklian, Coronavirus


NSW government has only used 15% of its allocation of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Exclusive: Just 145,000 of the almost 1m doses allocated by federal government have been taken up, leaving jabs to stockpile or be donated overseasFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesMorrison apologises for slow pace of Australia’s vaccine rolloutRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales government has taken up just 145,000 of the...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


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


Hale private boys’ school in Perth received more than $7m in jobkeeper

Government subsidies were second-largest source of income for school in 2020, which declared a surplus of $8.31m and offered discounts to parentsA private boys’ school in Perth that charges up to $27,000 a year in fees received more than $7m in jobkeeper subsidies in 2020 while declaring an operating surplus of more than $8m.The Hale School in Perth counts cabinet minister Christian Porter and Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith as alumni. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria Cross, Welfare, Perth, Australian education, Western Australia, Hale, Christian Porter, Ben Roberts Smith, Hale School


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


‘We are in the same boat’: Japan urges Australia to join forces to address challenge of China

Ambassador Shingo Yamagami calls for two countries to deepen cooperation in East China Sea, where Tokyo has reported an influx of Chinese vesselsJapan’s ambassador has called on Morrison government to consider joint military exercises with Japan in the East China Sea, saying the shipping lane is just as important as the South China Sea to Australia’s security and prosperity.Shingo Yamagami flagged the proposal in Canberra on Wednesday while pushing for Japan and Australia to lift their overall d...
Tags: Japan, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Australian military, Tokyo, Canberra, South China Sea, Morrison, East China Sea, Australian foreign policy, Shingo Yamagami


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


Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison to speak 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, NSW, Vic, Rural Australia


Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 110 local coronavirus cases and Victoria 22; SA requests army assistance

New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak as premier calls for ADF assistance; 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 tracker 3.19am BST Victorian health minister Martin Foley con...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Vic, ADF, Martin Pakula, NSW Victoria, Rural Australia, Martin Foley


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


Australia Covid live news: NSW provides update as 110 local cases recorded; Victoria records 22 new cases; lockdowns continue

NSW records 110 local cases; Pfizer won’t be brought forward for under-40s; Victoria records 22 local cases overnight; SA reported to have one new case; no local cases in QueenslandCoalition 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 tracker 2.24am BST Gladys Ber...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, South Australia, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, Rural Australia, Dominic Perrottet, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 22 new cases as more than half of country wakes up in lockdown; SA reported to have one new case

Victoria records 22 local cases overnight; South Australia reported to have one new case. Follow all the day’s newsCoalition 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 tracker 12.18am BST Tens of thousands of Muslims in three Australian states will spend Eid at h...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, NSW, Vic, Rural Australia, Coronavirus


Liberal party donor’s revenue from uncontested contracts for offshore processing rises to $1.5bn

Canstruct has been awarded another ‘limited tender’ contract from the government, but company says it follows ‘all commonwealth procurement guidelines’Canstruct International, the Brisbane company and Liberal party donor running Australia’s offshore processing regime on Nauru, has won another uncontested contract extension – $180m over six months – bringing its total revenue from island contracts over the past five years to more than $1.5bn.There are 108 people held on Nauru under Australia’s of...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Nauru, Liberal, Canstruct International the Brisbane


Pressure builds on Morrison over vaccines as SA enters lockdown and Victoria extends Covid restrictions

Anthony Albanese accused the prime minister of going ‘missing’ in a crisis as lockdowns widened and borders closedMore than 13 million Australians are in lockdown and state borders are being slammed shut as the country scrambles to get ahead of a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19.As Victoria extended its restrictions for another week and South Australia became the latest state to enter into lockdown, Labor ramped up its pressure on the Morrison government, saying the la...
Tags: Labor, World news, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Coronavirus



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