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Morning mail: Vaccine rollout setback, Earth traps ‘unprecedented’ heat, ageing irreversible

Friday: State and territory leaders raised concerns about the safety of AstraZeneca for Australians aged 50 and over back in April. Plus: Endangered birds get singing lessons in captivityGood morning. Another setback to the federal government’s already challenged vaccine rollout, Sydney’s Covid-19 cluster is causing concern, and the world is still getting hotter. It’s Friday 18 June, and this is Imogen Dewey with the main stories to see out your week – plus a soothing recommendation for baths.In...
Tags: World news, Australia news, Queensland, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Imogen Dewey


NSW Covid update: Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travel

A driver who transported flight crew has been diagnosed with the Delta coronavirus variant and was not vaccinatedNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listFollow the Thursday Australia liveblogNew South Wales has recorded a third Covid case connected to the eastern suburbs cluster, as the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, told residents to be on “high alert” but did not announce any new restrictions.A fourth case in another part of Sydney, believed to be unconnected and po...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: online banking outages as major banks go down; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 7.32am BST The outage affecting a large number of Australian banks, Australia Post...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Patricia Karvelas, Dan Tehan, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: Coalition grilled in question time on changed AstraZeneca advice; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 6.18am BST It’s important to repeat that the severe and rare clotting associated w...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, University of Sydney, Michael McCormack, Coronavirus, ATAGI


Australia politics live: Coalition grilled on changed AstraZeneca advice as NSW Covid cases rise to four – question time

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 5.29am BST The Australian Medical Association says the changes to the Atagi advice...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Ama, Josh Frydenberg, Michael McCormack


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


Australia politics live: Biloela family reunite in Perth, Victoria records five new local Covid cases

Morrison hails UK free trade agreement; parliament will sit in Canberra today and Victorians wait to hear if restrictions will be eased further. Follow latest updatesResources minister attacks ‘green activists’Nurses choosing better-paid shifts at vaccination hubs adding to crisisVictoria halts Pfizer bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block 11.27pm BST Two of these cases were reported yesterday. All have been linked.Residents in a Southbank apartment block have been placed in lockdown.R...
Tags: UK, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, McMahon, Southbank, Labor and Greens


Australian politics live: Biloela family reunite in Perth, Morrison hails UK free trade agreement

Parliament will sit in Canberra today as Victorians wait to hear if restrictions will be eased further Resources minister attacks ‘green activists’ Nurses choosing better-paid shifts at vaccination hubs adding to crisisVictoria halts Pfizer bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block 10.30pm BST Welcome to Wednesday!It’s another day with Michael McCormack sitting in the PM’s chair for question time, which means it is another day of Labor’s new favourite game, ‘how much does Michael McCormac...
Tags: UK, Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Parliament, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Biloela, Coronavirus


Biloela family to be reunited in Perth but will remain in community detention

Immigration minister says Murugappan family, who have been detained on Christmas Island, will not be returned home to Biloela while they pursue legal action The immigration minister, Alex Hawke, has confirmed the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas Island and allowed to reunite on the Australian mainland while they pursue ongoing legal action.Hawke confirmed in a statement on Tuesday morning the family would not return to their local community in Biloela, the Queenslan...
Tags: Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Refugees, Liberal party, Perth, Western Australia, Christmas Island, Sri Lanka, Hawke, Biloela, Alex Hawke, Law (Australia


Biloela family to reunite on Australian mainland but visa status expected to remain unchanged

The immigration minister, Alex Hawke, is set to announce the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas IslandBiloela fights for Tamil family: ‘We fell in love with them’Katharine Murphy: if you think Australia making an example of a sick three-year-old is an exception, think againThe immigration minister, Alex Hawke, is set to announce on Tuesday that the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas Island and allowed to reunite on the Australian mainland.H...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Refugees, Liberal party, National party, Perth, Christmas Island, Sri Lanka, Hawke, Michael McCormack


Australia news live update: Victoria records two new local Covid cases; Scott Morrison heads to London for trade talks

Authorities yet to say which coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Follow live updatesVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 1.05am BST Northern Territory police will apply to extradite biochemist Stephen Dank from Victoria after he failed to appear in a Darwin court to face charges, AAP reports.The 56-year-old sports scientist, who was th...
Tags: London, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, AFL, Essendon, Annastacia Palaszczuk, G7, Darwin, Stephen Dank, Victoria Follow


‘This has gone on too long’: more Coalition MPs call for Biloela family to be freed from detention

Liberal MP Katie Allen joins MPs Trent Zimmerman and Ken O’Dowd in calling for family to be returned to mainland from Christmas IslandBiloela fights for Tamil family: ‘We fell in love with them when they were here’Katharine Murphy: if you think Australia making an example of a sick three-year-old is an exception, think again. This is what we doTony Abbott said Biloela family could have a case to be settled in AustraliaPressure continues to build on the Morrison government, even within its own ra...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Queensland, Christmas Island, Abbott, Morrison, Trent Zimmerman, Katie Allen, Biloela, Ken O'Dowd, Biloela family


Australia: The future of privacy laws in Queensland - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Queensland government agencies should review standard privacy terms in their template or frequently used agreements.
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Australia: Queensland Government Bulletin - In the media, reports, cases and legislation - Holding Redlich

This bulletin links to recent media releases, reports, cases and legislation of interest to Queensland government lawyers.
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Two Coalition MPs say it is time to bring Biloela family back from Christmas Island

Internal pressure on government comes as video circulates with celebrity supporters singing Twinkle Twinkle Little StarBiloela fights for Tamil family: ‘We fell in love with them when they were here’Katharine Murphy: if you think Australia making an example of a sick three-year-old is an exception, think again. This is what we doTony Abbott said Biloela family could have a case to be settled in AustraliaTwo government MPs have expressed support for the Murugappan family and called for them to be...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Liberal party, Perth, Christmas Island, Abbott, Morrison, Biloela, Biloela family, AustraliaTwo, Murugappan


Coronavirus Australia live: more than 100,000 Victorians without power; 50,000 Covid disaster payment claims made

Victoria and Queensland record no new Covid cases; court approves robodebt settlement. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explained 9.09am BST Scott Morrison has landed in the UK and immediately launched a love bomb in Boris Johnson’s direction, declaring the UK leader to be a “big, bold thinker”. Morrison is one of the G7 Plus invitees to the Cornwall summit, whe...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Cornwall, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Johnson, Australia Weather


Coronavirus Australia live: woman’s body found in Victoria flood waters; Four Corners QAnon episode to air Monday

Victoria and Queensland record no new Covid cases; court approves robodebt settlement. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explained 5.19am BST I DON'T CARE THAT IT'S IN FRENCH PUT IT ON AUSTRALIAN TELEVISIONS NOW PLEASE https://t.co/mmEiYkBb9U 5.10am BST Just in from Western Australia’s Department of Health: There are no new cases today, and zero active cases....
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Western Australia, Australia Weather, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria records no new Covid cases; Four Corners QAnon episode to air Monday

Queensland also records no new cases; second person dies of blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca vaccine; court approves robodebt settlement. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explained 4.21am BST The body of a woman missing since Wednesday has been discovered in Glenfyne in regional Victoria. Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the discove...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Australia Weather, Perkins, Victoria Police, Coronavirus, Maddie Groves


Australia coronavirus live news: Victoria records no new Covid cases as Melbourne lockdown ends

A second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots has been recorded, but experts say benefits still outweigh risks of extremely rare condition; plus one man has died and thousands of homes around Victoria are without power after wild weather. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineCovid Victoria restrictions explained 12.20am BST Ooh, would you look at that, the Queensland press conference should be at around 10am (AEST). So in about 4...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Weather, Coronavirus


Australia coronavirus live news: TGA reveals fatal blood clots case; one dead in Victoria floods

A second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots has been recorded, but experts say benefits still outweigh risks of extremely rare condition; plus one man has died and thousands of homes around Victoria are without power after wild weather. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineCovid Victoria restrictions explained 11.16pm BST The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, and his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, have confi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Australia Weather, Morrison, Lee, Lee Hsien Loong


Morning mail: G7 talks to begin, Melbourne lockdown lifts, Brisbane Olympic bid

Friday: G7 meeting in the UK gets underway. Plus: Brisbane a step closer to securing the 2032 Olympic GamesGood morning – especially to Melbourne readers ready to venture out after the city’s two-week lockdown. Making headlines this morning: world leaders are arriving in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit which starts on Friday, Brisbane is a step closer to securing the 2032 Olympics and Australia and Singapore have agreed on travel bubble arrangements to allow international students to return to u...
Tags: UK, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Queensland, Brisbane, Cornwall, Melbourne, Jeroen Weimar


Victoria Covid update: masks to remain mandatory outdoors in Melbourne after four new Covid cases detected

The husband of a woman who travelled from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast via NSW also tests positive to coronavirus in QueenslandQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sitesVictoria’s Covid rules and restrictions explainedMelbourne’s lockdown will come to an end on Friday as planned but masks will remain mandatory outdoors, as the state recorded another four new locally acquired cases of coronavirus.Queensland also recorded another case of Covid after the husband of a woman who travelle...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, Victoria, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, NSW, Vic, Coronavirus, Victoria 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...
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