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Covid Australia live updates: three more blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca vaccine including 80-year-old

Western Australian premier Mark McGowan announces a snap three-day lockdown for Perth and Peel after coronavirus spreads from hotel quarantine. Follow the latest Scott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 11.09am BST As Perth and the Peel region prepare to enter lockdown for the Anzac Day long w...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition, Coronavirus, Scott Morrison, Infectious diseases, Science


Covid Australia live updates: WA contact tracing focuses on at least 10 venues associated with hotel quarantine case

Premier Mark McGowan has also halved international arrival intake; 15 Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors. Follow the latest Scott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 10.25am BST New Zealand’s Covid response minister, Chris...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition, Coronavirus, Scott Morrison, Infectious diseases, Science


Covid Australia live updates: WA premier Mark McGowan announces three-day lockdown for Perth and Peel after coronavirus case leaves hotel quarantine

McGowan has also halved international arrival intake; 15 Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors. Follow the latest Scott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 8.32am BST Face masks will be required while exercising outdoors in P...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition, Coronavirus, Scott Morrison, Infectious diseases, Science


Australia news live: Victorian man tests positive to Covid after completing hotel quarantine; coronavirus vaccine rollout reset

Fifteen Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors; national cabinet decision to offer all over-50s AstraZeneca vaccine from 17 May welcomed. Follow the latest updates liveScott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 1.57am BST Brill...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition, Coronavirus, Scott Morrison, Infectious diseases, Science


Australia news live: NSW Health testing dock workers who boarded Covid ship; vaccine rollout reset

Fifteen Sydney waterfront workers waiting on coronavirus test results after boarding ship carrying infected sailors; national cabinet decision to offer all over-50s AstraZeneca vaccine from 17 May welcomed. Follow the latest updates liveScott Morrison claims future generations will ‘thank us’ despite no new emissions pledgeMalcolm Turnbull accuses resources minister Keith Pitt of living in ‘coal-hugging bubble’Indian Australians say new Covid travel restrictions a heavy blow 10.53pm BST Reme...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Coalition, Coronavirus, Scott Morrison, Infectious diseases, Science


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: Australia news, Coronavirus, Labor party, Infectious diseases, Health, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Coalition, Perth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australian foreign policy, Australia Post, Liberal party, Victoria


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


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...
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


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...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Tasmania, Western Australia


Labor pushes Morrison government to clarify whether it views Xinjiang human rights abuses as genocide

Penny Wong calls for Australia to consider targeted sanctions on foreign entities directly profiting from forced Uyghur labourThe Morrison government must explain whether it sees human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region as a case of genocide, the federal opposition says.Labor’s foreign affairs spokesperson, Penny Wong, also called on the government to “consider targeted sanctions on foreign companies, officials and other entities known to be directly profiting from Uyghur forced labour and...
Tags: Human Rights, Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Xinjiang, Penny Wong, Morrison, Uyghurs, Australian foreign policy


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...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Coronavirus, Fourth Perth


Australia news live: fourth Perth hospital health worker goes into self-quarantine; scammers target people seeking Covid vaccines

NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Gladys Berejiklian says next Mad Max movie will be filmed in Sydney. Follow all the latest news and updates live 7.19am BST “Is defence too woke?” is a question that was put to Chester after a backbench Liberal MP was reported to suggest so by the ABC.Chester says it’s “not an issue on [his] desk”, and it’s “froth and bubble”. 7.16am BST Chester was asked about the “new facts” defence minister Peter Dutton referred to in deciding not to revoke the ci...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Perth


Australia news live: Scott Morrison announces royal commission into veteran suicides; New Zealand travel bubble opens

NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Gladys Berejiklian says next Mad Max movie will be filmed in Sydney. Follow all the latest news and updates live 4.10am BST Just noting here the support information during this press conference: In Australia, support and counselling for veterans and their families is available 24 hours a day from Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or www.openarms.gov.au and Safe Zone Support on 1800 142 072 or https://www.openarms.gov.au/safe-zone-support 4.09am BST Morrison ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Australia news live: New Zealand travel bubble opens; national cabinet meets over Covid vaccine

Australians can now fly to New Zealand without going into quarantine. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 11.08pm BST Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has heralded the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble as the start of “we’re getting back to the pre-COVID normality”. He spoke on ABC News Breakfast this morning: We can and we will. And we must. But we will do it based on the best possible medical advice. So whether that’s Singapore next, or as you identify - one of the Pacific...
Tags: Health, Australia, Iraq, Singapore, Australia news, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; Scott Morrison to meet Brittany Higgins

PM stops short of apologising to former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate for speech in parliament; former South Australia Labor MP charged with blackmailing state opposition leader. Follow updates liveNational move to mass Covid vaccination hubs plannedAustralia reports second blood clot case Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 6.28am BST A former South Australian Labor MP and her businessman husband have appe...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Brisbane, Adelaide, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, SBS, Australia Post, AAP


Liberal MP Andrew Laming awarded grants to two organisations run by LNP branch president

Exclusive: The beseiged MP is also listed as patron of one of the organisations that received government grants, but says ‘there’s no conflict of interest’Besieged Liberal National MP Andrew Laming awarded two grants to community organisations run by an LNP branch president and administered by his own electorate officer, while the organisations used their platforms to promote the LNP.Laming is also listed as a patron of one of the organisations – Community Connections Redlands Coast – which rece...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Queensland politics, LNP, Andrew Laming, Liberal National Party, Besieged Liberal National, LNP Laming, Community Connections Redlands Coast


Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; PM does not apologise to former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate

Scott Morrison stops short of apologising for speech in parliament; PM asks national cabinet to meet twice a week to help get Covid vaccine rollout on track. Follow updates liveMorrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a weekAustralia reports second blood clot case Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 4.30am BST A tidbit from that Scott Morrison press conference from earlier: the prime minister says he will meet...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Brisbane, Myanmar, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australia Post, Bupa, Christine Holgate


Australia news live: Scott Morrison says he had ‘no intention’ to upset former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate

Prime minister stops short of apologising for speech in parliament; Morrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a week to help get coronavirus vaccine rollout back on track. Follow updates live • Morrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a week• Australia reports second blood clot case • Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines • Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 2.31am BST Just back on the Eastern Freeway crash, the brother of victim Josh Prestney,...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australia Post, Morrison, Bupa, Eastern Freeway


Australia news live: national cabinet to meet twice a week to get coronavirus vaccine rollout back on track

A day after Australia decided not to do a deal with Johnson & Johnson, the US has paused its rollout over blood clot cases. Follow updates live • Morrison asks national cabinet to meet twice a week• Australia reports second blood clot case • Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines • Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 10.53pm BST Something to look out for this morning. The prime minister will likely have to face some tough questing over his treatment of ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australia Post, Morrison, Johnson Johnson, Bupa, Christine Holgate


Australia news live: Australia Post chair says he ‘will not be resigning’ over Holgate scandal

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?Australia reports second blood clot case ‘likely’ linked to AstraZeneca jab More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 7.52am BST ClubsNSW is expected to drop a legal bid to force the state’s gaming regulator to hand over...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Myanmar, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Sky News, Industrial relations


Australia news live: Australia Post chair says communications minister Paul Fletcher wanted to stand Holgate aside

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab • AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?• Australia reports second blood clot case ‘likely’ linked to AstraZeneca jab • More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 6.52am BST Greens senator and committee chair Sarah Hanson-Young asks Lucio Di Bartolomeo whet...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Myanmar, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations


Australia news live: Christine Holgate says she was ‘bullied’ and Australia Post chairman fabricated evidence

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab • AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?• Andrew Laming blocked from recontesting next election • More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 2.36am BST Now back over the other senate inquiry:Nearly 80% of workers in aged care are in “low-hours, part-time” i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia


Australia news live: Hunt says government won’t buy single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Australia not interested in purchasing any more adenovirus vaccines, which is the same technology as the AstraZeneca jab. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 10.28pm BST Good morning all, I’m Matilda Boseley and why don’t we kick off the cold Tuesday morning. (It’s cold in Melbourne, I’m just assuming it’s cold everywhere else too.) This morning it looks like the single-dose Janssen Covid vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson won’t be part of Australia’s rollout, with the government co...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Johnson, Hunt


More than half of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is too slow, poll suggests

Essential poll finds Scott Morrison’s approval at lowest level in a year and approval of Coalition management of pandemic down eight points in a monthVoter approval of the Morrison government’s handling of the pandemic has dropped eight points in a month, and more than half of voters in the Guardian Essential poll sample think the Coalition needs to step up and take more responsibility for ensuring Australians are vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible.The latest survey of 1,368 vote...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Opinion polls, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Essential poll, Guardian Essential, Coronavirus


Cyclone damage in WA ‘widespread and severe’; Turnbull condemns News Corp coverage of Gillard – as it happened

Labor says Australians need more certainty around vaccine rollout; Ben Roberts-Smith calls allegations against him ‘baseless’. This blog is now closedMorrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy has been an epic failFollow the global coronavirus news live blog 9.14am BST That’s where I’ll leave you for tonight. Here’s what we learned today: 8.40am BST The Morrison government has released a plan that aims to add...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Australian military, Vaccines and immunisation, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, News Corporation, News Corp, Western Australia, Australia Weather


Australia news live: Cyclone Seroja damage in WA ‘widespread and severe’; Turnbull says News Corp ‘sexist’ in coverage of Gillard

Labor says Australians need more certainty around vaccine rollout; Ben Roberts-Smith calls allegations against him ‘baseless’. Follow the latest updatesMorrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy has been an epic failFollow the global coronavirus news live blog 9.14am BST That’s where I’ll leave you for tonight. Here’s what we learned today: 8.40am BST The Morrison government has released a plan that aims to a...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Australian military, Vaccines and immunisation, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, News Corporation, News Corp, Western Australia, Australia Weather



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