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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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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...
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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


Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison announces 20m more Pfizer vaccine doses after problems with AstraZeneca-led rollout

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.49am BST Professor Brendan Murphy is going through what the data releases will look like - you’ll see how many people have been vaccinated, wher...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Commonwealth, Brendan Murphy


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW pauses rollout of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.58am BST Scott Morrison will be holding a press conference at 1.15pm.National cabinet meet today. 3.57am BST Thanks for taking us through t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Coronavirus, Elias Visontay


Coronavirus Australia live update: Covid vaccine rollout suffers major setback as under-50s told to avoid AstraZeneca

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 12.02am BST The company AstraZeneca released a statement last night following the Australian decision to recommend people under 50 do not receive ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Torres Strait Islander, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout suffers major setback as under-50s told to avoid AstraZeneca

Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 10.38pm BST Morning all, Matilda Boseley, here. Let’s not beat around the bush. We all know why you are here. Let’s talk about AstraZeneca. At 7.15 pm last night...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Coronavirus, Matilda Boseley, AstraZeneca COVID


Coronavirus Australia live: update on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine recommends under-50s only be given Pfizer jab

PM provides vaccine rollout update after meeting to discuss possible blood clotting link; NSW to keep border open to NZ despite new Auckland Covid case. Follow live updatesAustralia to consider EU and UK findings on AstraZeneca and clotsUnder-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AZ vaccine?What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccinesHarassment s...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Sexual Harassment, Nz


Australia news live: Scott Morrison update on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine recommends under-50s only be given Pfizer jab

PM provides vaccine rollout update after meeting to discuss possible blood clotting link; NSW to keep border open to NZ despite new Auckland Covid case. Follow live updatesAustralia to consider EU and UK findings on AstraZeneca and clotsUnder-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AZ vaccine?What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccinesHarassment s...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Sexual Harassment, Nz


TGA mulls EU vaccine advice; pharmacies oppose NSW mass vaccination plan – as it happened

NSW to keep border open to NZ despite new Auckland Covid case; UK decision to offer under-30s an alternative to Oxford jab could knock confidence in Australia’s vaccine rollout. This blog is now closedAustralia to consider EU and UK findings on AstraZeneca and clotsUnder-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AZ vaccine?What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?Australian doctors urge government to give greater cert...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Oxford, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Sexual Harassment


Australia news live: TGA mulls EU advice on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine and clots; pharmacies oppose NSW mass vaccination plan

NSW to keep border open to NZ despite new Auckland Covid case; UK decision to offer under-30s an alternative to Oxford jab could knock confidence in Australia’s vaccine rollout. Follow updates liveUnder-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AZ vaccine?What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccinesHarassment scandals could hit vaccination rates due ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Oxford, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Sexual Harassment


Australia news live: TGA mulls EU advice on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine and clots; sexual harassment laws to change

Victoria to open two mass vaccination hubs; UK decision to offer under-30s an alternative to Oxford jab could knock confidence in Australia’s vaccine rollout. Follow updates live • Under-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca • Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AZ vaccine?• What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?• Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccines• Harassment scandals could hit vaccination rates due to dimin...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Oxford, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Sexual Harassment


Australia news live update: Scott Morrison gives press conference amid concerns over AstraZeneca Covid vaccine and blood clots

Australian health authorities to consider EU regulator’s advice; UK decision to offer under-30s an alternative to Oxford jab could knock confidence in Australia’s vaccine rollout. Follow updates live • Under-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca • Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AZ vaccine?• What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine? • Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccines • Harassment scandals could hit vaccina...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Oxford, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison


Australia news live: Covid experts consider EU regulator’s advice on AstraZeneca and blood clots

UK decision to offer under-30s an alternative to Oxford jab could knock confidence in Australia’s vaccine rollout. Follow updates live • Under-30s in the UK to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca • Podcast: what do we know about blood clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine?• What do I need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine? • Australian doctors urge government to give greater certainty on vaccines 11.21pm BST Australia’s chief medical officer Prof Paul Kelly says issues with the AstraZen...
Tags: Health, UK, Abc, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Oxford, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: national domestic violence survey to be launched online tonight

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; European Union denies blocking 3.1m AstraZeneca doses from reaching Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveFederal government to launch domestic violence surveyTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failuresFollow our global coronavirus live...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, Senate, China, European Union, Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Australia news live: mass Covid vaccination hub for Sydney could be operational in ‘couple of months’

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; EU denies blocking further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 4.26am BST Frontl...
Tags: Health, Energy, Asia, Australia, China, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Australia news live: AEC to investigate Andrew Laming; mass vaccination hub for Sydney

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 2.32am BST Abc Hobart is reporting Tasmanian Labor candidate Ben McGregor has resigned from candidacy over “...
Tags: Health, Energy, Facebook, Australia, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party


Australia news live updates: Scott Morrison blames ‘supply problem’ for slow Covid vaccine rollout

PM says Australia’s failure to reach vaccine target is due to three million doses that never arrived; Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence 19 April. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveTrans-Tasman travel bubble announcedMalcolm Turnbull dumped from NSW climate change boardNSW Covid hotspots; Queensland hotspotsAustralia Covid vaccine tracker 8.27am BST Travel agents and hotel operators have welcomed details of the two way travel ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria


Australia news live updates: trans-Tasman Covid travel bubble to begin from 19 April, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces

Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence in a fortnight but people should expect disruptions if there is an outbreak. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveMalcolm Turnbull dumped from NSW climate change boardNSW Covid hotspots; Queensland hotspotsAustralia Covid vaccine tracker 6.14am BST Scott Morrison will hold a press conference at 3.40pm. We’ll bring that to you when it happens. 6.11am BST Australia’s Tourism and Transport Foru...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia news live: trans-Tasman travel bubble to begin 18 April, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces

Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will commence in a fortnight but people should expect disruptions if there is an outbreak. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 5.28am BST Without wanting to convert the blog into a NZ tourism ad, here is Ardern on why Australians should visit: You know, you’re asking me to give a promo forNew Zealand. The first thing that I would say is that we are safe and we cannot underestimate how important that is in t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian media, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia news live: New Zealand to announce Covid travel bubble; Turnbull dropped from NSW climate change board

Jacinda Ardern expected to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 2.23am BST Berejiklian has been asked if Turnbull will be replaced with an advocate for clean energy. Turnbull was dropped from the Zero Emissions and Clean Economy board over his public calls for a moratorium on new coal plants in the state, which you wouldn’t think would be a controversial position for ...
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Australia news live: New Zealand to announce Covid travel bubble; Turnbull dropped from NSW environmental board

Jacinda Ardern expected to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 1.21am BST Queensland has recorded another day of no local Covid-19 cases, great news after an outbreak and subsequent lockdown last week.Tuesday 6 April – coronavirus cases in Queensland:• 0 new cases• 70 active cases• 1,491 total cases• 2,318,436 tests conductedSadly, six Queenslanders with COVID-19 hav...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Malcolm Turnbull, NSW, Turnbull, John Barilaro


Australia news live: New Zealand Covid travel bubble expected to be announced by Jacinda Ardern

NZ prime minister set to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 12.15am BST Labor has thrown its support behind establishing stadium-style coronavirus vaccination hubs to speed up the national rollout, reports AAP. The federal government has played down the need for mass vaccination sites, insisting its growing network of general practice clinics has the program under c...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Nz, Commonwealth, WA, Jacinda Ardern


Australia news live: New Zealand travel bubble expected to be announced

Jacinda Ardern set to announce start date of trans-Tasman bubble, which would allow travel between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 11.21pm BST As the dust settles (fingers crossed) on the avalanche of sexual harassment and assault allegations and scandals from parliament house, attention is turning back to Australia somewhat botched vaccine roll out. We are likely to tip one million vaccine doses administered today, still leaving us aggre...
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Australia news live: New Zealand expected to announce trans-Tasman bubble

Jacinda Ardern set to announce start date of when travel would be allowed between the two countries without quarantining. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 10.20pm BST Good morning, Matilda Boseley here to kick off the week. I hope you are all heading out to work or school today well-rested, with bellies full of hot cross buns. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus


NSW considers separate Covid quarantine program for international students

Treasury calls for expressions of interest for a new program to sit outside the existing 3,000-a-week cap for arrivals from overseasThe New South Wales government is considering an alternative hotel quarantine program to allow for the return of international students, a “vital” $14.6bn industry decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.The state’s treasury department has begun calling for expressions of interest to run the program, which it wants to sit outside the existing 3,000-a-week cap for arrival...
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