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Australian politics live: Twitter flags tweet about ADF as Chinese state media ridicules apology demand

Scott Morrison had called on China to apologise and sought removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.26am GMT The ASX200 has had its best month on record, with gains of 9.96 per cent coming amid optimism for a coronavirus vaccine and US election results.The record, set af...
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Australian politics live: Twitter flags Chinese government's tweet with fake image of ADF soldier

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 5.33am GMT Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch in Australia, told Guardian Australia the tweet is “breathtakingly, gobsmackingly hypocritical”.Obviously war crimes ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Australian military, Un, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be ashamed of 'repugnant' tweet on ADF soldiers

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 3.29am GMT The Labor opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, backed Morrison’s stand, arguing the tweet was gratuitous, inflammatory and deeply offensive. “Australia’s condemnation ...
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Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be 'ashamed' of tweet on Afghan killings by Australian soldiers

China foreign ministry says it is ‘shocked’ by Brereton report’s findings; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.29am GMT “The only thing that has brought shame today is this appalling post by the Chinese government,” says Scott Morrison.Morrison is having audio problems, so there is a del...
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Australian politics live: Chinese foreign ministry condemns 'murder' of Afghan civilians by Australian soldiers

China ‘shocked’ by Brereton report’s findings; Daniel Andrews announces department of health to be split; NSW reaches 23rd day in a row with no new infections; PM remains at the Lodge after trip to Japan. Follow the latestFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 1.17am GMT After the news that Russia had raised concerns about Australian special forces’ actions in Afghanistan, China too is speaking up over the findings of the Brereton report.Zhao Lijian, a ...
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Australian politics live: emissions figures released as NSW approaches Covid elimination

State reaches 23rd day in a row with no new infections; PM remains at the Lodge after trip to Japan; international students return to Darwin; pressure grows for tougher anti-corruption body. Follow all the latest updatesFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 12.26am GMT There is about to be a cabinet reshuffle, so all the government MPs are being a little more sensitive, and bolshy, than usual. It’s like all the worst drama kids are fighting to be the u...
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Australian politics live: Morrison still in isolation as parliament returns for final 2020 sitting

PM remains at The Lodge after trip to Japan; pressure grows for tougher anti-corruption body; 2020 emissions figures to be released; and office workers return in limited numbers in Melbourne. Follow all the latest updates Follow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.18pm GMT Asked about just speaking to his counterparts in China, Simon Birmingham says:Well, I can pick up the phone, but they’re not choosing to do so. If you’re calling and no one is answering...
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South Australians urged to get Covid tests after man with virus goes 'out and about' in Adelaide

Flinders University and three other locations considered ‘high risk’ after Covid-19-positive man breaks home quarantine • Follow the global coronavirus live blogSouth Australian health authorities are urging anyone who visited Flinders University and three other “high-risk” locations to get tested for coronavirus immediately after a Covid-19-positive man broke his required home quarantine and wandered “out and about” in Adelaide.While there were no new coronavirus cases to announce on Sunday, SA...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Western Australia, Flinders University, Coronavirus, Nicola Spurrier


South Australia and NSW record new Covid-19 cases as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

Two new South Australian coronavirus cases, both in quarantine, bring Parafield cluster to 33 peopleFollow today’s coronavirus liveblogUS surpasses 13m cases as caution urged over Thanksgiving weekendHospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeA casual contact of a Covid-19 case is among two people newly diagnosed with coronavirus in South Australia, while New South Wales has announced eight new cases, all in hotel quarantine. Meanwhile, the ACT has recorded on...
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Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles and infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
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Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles as infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
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Australia swelters under extreme heatwave as fire brigades on high alert

Temperatures expected to reach into the mid-40s in some parts of Australia Much of Australia is in the grip of an extreme heatwave with temperatures expected to reach into the mid-40s and total fire bans in force in parts of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.In South Australia, 47C was forecast for Maree, a small town in the north of the state, and 46C in Renmark and Port Augusta. The state capital of Adelaide was expected to hit 38C on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' and South Australia records no new cases – as it happened

SA premier announces the state will lift its border restrictions with Victoria. This blog is now closedDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 6.14am GMT And with that, we’ll wrap up this live blog. Here is what we learned today: 6.07am GMT Some terrible news out of Townsville, where a four-year-old has died in a hot car. #BREAKING: Police are on sce...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Townsville, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Townsville University Hospital


China announces tariffs on Australian wine and Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' – live news

Treasury Wine Estates suspends trade in its shares on the ASX as it digests China’s announcement; and South Australia records no new Covid cases as premier announces lifting of border restrictions with Victoria. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 2.34am GMT The anti-dumping measures announced today will see tariffs of between 107%...
Tags: China, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, ASX, Treasury Wine Estates, Gladys Berejiklian, Victoria Follow, Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Coronavirus


Total fire ban in parts of SA as heatwave descends on south-east Australia

Temperatures to hit 40 in Adelaide on Friday as NSW braces for scorching weekend weatherA total fire ban has been declared in districts across South Australia, as the south and east coasts of the country brace for a heatwave.Temperatures are expected to soar to 40C and higher in some South Australian regional centres, with an extreme bushfire risk declared for the Adelaide Hills. Continue reading...
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Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' and border with South Australia to open from Tuesday – live news

SA records no new Covid cases as premier announces lifting of border restrictions with Victoria; and target of getting stranded Australians on 10 flights home by Christmas will be missed. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 1.30am GMT This tweet, from the hawkish Chinese state media outlet the Global Times, re Australian wine impor...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Global Times, Gladys Berejiklian, Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Coronavirus


Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' as Qantas flight details reveal stranded Australians won't be home for Christmas – live news

Federal government to miss target of getting passengers on 10 flights home by 25 December as Victoria meets official definition for virus elimination. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 11.30pm GMT The Gunner government has declared Saturday 26 December a public holiday. While Boxing Day has always been considered a public holiday...
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Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' after 28 days with no cases as Queensland police isolate – live news

Victoria meets official definition for virus elimination, but Queensland and South Australia are on alert. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 9.31pm GMT South Australia’s chief health officer Nicola Spurrier has issued a warning to anyone who visited the Woodville pizza bar in Adelaide after a suspected case from a customer pickin...
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Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected man at hotel

Almost a dozen officers came into close contact with man Rydges Hotel in South Brisbane on Sunday during a welfare check, police sayAlmost a dozen Queensland police officers have been forced into Covid-19 isolation after they came into close contact with an infected man in hotel quarantine.The incident happened at the Rydges Hotel in South Brisbane on Sunday when police were called to check on a 41-year-old-man’s welfare, police say. Continue reading...
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South Australia records two new Covid cases while six Pakistan cricketers test positive in New Zealand – live news

School student among state’s new infections; Scott Morrison says Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s release from Iranian prison a ‘miracle’; Labor and Greens accuse Berejiklian over grants – follow updatesFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.05am GMT That’s where I will leave you for now. Here’s what we’ve learned so far today: 5.50am GMT Some breaking sewage news out of Victoria.UPDATE FOR GEELONG'S NORTHERN SUBURBS AND LARA:Coronavirus fragments have been ...
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Coalition, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Labor and Greens, Gladys Berejiklian, Marise Payne, Berejiklian, Corio, Australian foreign policy, Kylie Moore Gilbert


South Australia records two new Covid cases as Dfat reveals 36,875 Australians stranded overseas – live news

School student among state’s new cases; Scott Morrison says Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s release from Iranian prison a ‘miracle’; Labor and Greens accuse Berejiklian over grants – follow updatesFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 4.14am GMT Opposition leader Anthony Albanese was on Triple M Brisbane’s Big Breakfast show this morning with ... Marto, Margaux and Nick Cody (I am reading this from a transcript and obviously do not know who any of these people a...
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Convicted terrorist has Australian citizenship revoked, while Queensland opens border to Victoria – live news

Peter Dutton announces revocation in first use of the law; NSW reports four cases in hotel quarantine but no locally acquired infections; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 5.28am GMT Here’s a bit more background on Abdul Nacer Benbrika from AAP:Australia’s first convicted terrorist leader was jailed for a maxi...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Peter Dutton, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus, Abdul Nacer Benbrika


South Australia records no new Covid cases; Queensland opens border to Victoria – live news

NSW reports four cases in hotel quarantine but no locally acquired infections; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.28am GMT A decision on when next year’s Australian Open will be held is imminent, but a delay of a week or two is the “most likely” outcome of talks between the state government, health officials ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Mike Hytner, Martin Pakula, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


South Australia records no new cases; Queensland opens border to Victoria – live news

NSW to ease coronavirus restrictions, including the number allowed to visit a home; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 11.23pm GMT South Australia premier Steven Marshall has announced eight steps he will be taking to strengthen hotel quarantine in his state.1: All returned travellers who test positive for Covi...
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Queensland opens border to Victoria as NSW eases Covid restrictions – live news

NSW to ease coronavirus restrictions, including the number allowed to visit a home; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors ahead of December 1 border reopening. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 10.16pm GMT Scott Morrison, during his radio interview from quarantine at the Lodge earlier this morning, was also asked about Robodebt responsibility. Aske...
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NSW set to ease coronavirus restrictions as Queensland prepares for border opening – live news

NSW expected to ease Covid restrictions, including the number allowed to visit a home; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors ahead of December 1 border reopening. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.04pm GMT New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has said the number of visitors allowed in homes in her state will increase from 20 to 30, as she f...
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Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament before getting Covid test result – follow live

NSW premier says she had no symptoms but in hindsight should have ‘closed my door and not seen anybody’. Follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 7.13am GMT We’ll leave it there for now. Here are the main events from ...
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South Australia pizza store worker 'deeply sorry'; Queensland to open border on 1 December - follow live

The man blamed for the state’s Covid lockdown expresses his remorse; Victoria records zero active cases – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.10am GMT The Spanish national at the centre of a South Australian po...
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Victoria posts record $23.3bn deficit; Queensland to open border on 1 December - follow live

Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak as SA plans to drop restrictions on 1 December – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.23am GMT Some reaction to the Victorian budget. The Gree...
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Queensland to reopen border to NSW on 1 December as Berejiklian admits she should have self-isolated – follow live

The NSW premier acknowledges she should have self-isolated while waiting to receive Covid test, while Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 12.22a...
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