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Melbourne police break up anti-lockdown protest with non-lethal rounds and teargas

Third day of demonstrations ends in a standoff between officers and protesters at the city’s war memorialGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingPolice in Melbourne have again fired non-lethal rounds and teargas at anti-Covid lockdown protesters to end an almost three-hour standoff at the city’s war memorial during a third straight day of demonstrations.More than 200 people were arrested. Two officers were injured by bottles thrown at them and one was hospitalised with chest pains, ...
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Riot police end standoff at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on third day of protests

More than 200 arrested as Daniel Andrews condemns ‘ugly scenes’ and describes actions of protesters as ‘insult to the vast majority of tradies’Follow our live blog for the latest updates on Covid and protestsPolice have shut down an almost three-hour standoff with protesters at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, moving in and making a number of arrests as hundreds dispersed towards the city centre.Officers had surrounded protesters at the war memorial, south of the city’s CBD, since about 3pm on...
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Australia Covid updates live: Victoria police disperse Melbourne protesters; NSW records 1,035 cases, five deaths as lockdown orders lifted for five LGAs

9.29am BST Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker was on the ABC this afternoon, saying that anti-vaccination sentiments were “ill-informed” but that some needed to be persuaded. She said that these sentiments needed to be acknowledged, and that forcing people to take the vaccine against their will is a “mistake”:I think there is a lot of concern in pockets of our community about forced vaccination. And I think it is, look, I think it is ill-informed, but we do have to acknowledge it is there and we...
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Hot waters: inside the 24 September Guardian Weekly

Can the Aukus alliance ease Indo-Pacific tensions?Get the magazine delivered to your home.The announcement of a new trilateral defence pact between the US, UK and Australia last week seemed to take everyone by surprise – not least France, left red-faced after a multibillion-dollar submarine contract with Australia was ripped up. But amid the fallout, the reaction of China – whose Indo-Pacific military build-up is widely assumed to be behind the new Aukus alliance – was strangely muted. In our co...
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Victoria Covid update: vaccination to be compulsory for teachers as state records 628 new cases

Education minister James Merlino says all school and childcare staff will need to have their first jab or a booking by 18 OctoberFollow our Australia Covid live blog for the latest updatesVic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; Covid cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingVictorian teachers and childcare workers face compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations before they return to work next month, as cases continue to rise across the state.The deputy prem...
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Potential collapse of Chinese property developer Evergrande could hit Australian iron ore exports

Australian Strategic Policy Institute says Coalition should take pre-emptive action with global trade umpire in case demand for commodity dries upGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralian iron ore producers risk being used as a pawn in Beijing’s geopolitical power play against Canberra, a leading thinktank has warned, amid concerns Chinese demand for the valuable commodity could dry up if the giant Evergrande property group collapses.The Australian Strategic Policy Institut...
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Australia Covid updates live: Melbourne protests continue; mandatory vaccinations for Victorian teachers; NSW records 1,035 cases, five deaths

5.20am BST There appears to be an escalation in the confrontation between protesters and police in Melbourne, with reports saying police are now advancing on those gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance. After initial confusion, where reporters there said protesters assumed police were taking a knee at the Shrine and attempted to join in, but it appears police were just adjusting their gear. Protesters seem to think cops are taking a knee and want to join them. Pretty sure cops about to atta...
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‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

Seismologists believe 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Mansfield Wednesday morning is ‘probably largest in 175 to 200 years’Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne.Geoscience Australia said the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Mansfield region, about two hours north-east of Melbourne, about 9.15am. Emergency services reported tremors as far north as Dubbo and Sydney, both about 700km from the epicentre. C...
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Australia Covid updates live: mandatory vaccination for Victorian teachers as state records three deaths; five deaths in NSW; Melbourne protests continue

3.23am BST More arrests at the protests: This man came up to media, swearing, filming us. He claims he got arrested for trying to take his wallet out. @9NewsMelb pic.twitter.com/cgZakX2lfv 3.22am BST Merlino: I don’t have a percentage of those who don’t want the vaccine. Like all walks of life, there will be a small percentage of people unwilling to get vaccinated but there are very clear public health reasons, hence, why the CHO has issued this direction under the public health and wel...
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Victoria earthquake live updates: Melbourne buildings damaged as residents told to expect more aftershocks

Earthquake near Mansfield shakes buildings across Melbourne, with some reports of damage. Follow updates liveMajor earthquake in Victoria rocks south-east Australia 3.17am BST Victorian deputy premier James Merlino says the earthquake is officially 5.8 magnitude — which we know because Geoscience Australia reported that some time ago.He said there have been three aftershocks but more could come. 3.14am BST Dr Adrian McCullum, a senior lecturer in geotechnical engineering at the Universit...
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Australia Covid updates live: NSW records 1,035 cases, Melbourne protesters arrested; Victoria records 628 cases and three deaths

Arrests in Melbourne as protests enter third day; Qld records one local case; Victoria records 628 cases and one death; NSW train drivers to strike next week. Follow all the day’s newsExclusive: NSW recruiting nurses from interstate and overseas to cope with rising Covid cases in hospitalsRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map...
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‘We will be very swift’: riot police on Melbourne streets to prevent third day of protests

Daniel Andrews condemns ‘ugly scenes’, describing actions of protesters as ‘insult to the vast majority of tradies’Follow our live blog for the latest updates on Covid and protestsPolice have turned out in force outside the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union’s headquarters in Melbourne on Wednesday to prevent a third day of protests in the city.Hundreds of police, including officers from the riot squad, lined city streets, vastly outnumbering the handful of protesters who ...
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Riot police and protesters face off at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on third day of protests

Daniel Andrews condemns ‘ugly scenes’, describing actions of protesters as ‘insult to the vast majority of tradies’Follow our live blog for the latest updates on Covid and protestsPolice and protesters are facing off at the Shrine of Remembrance, just south of the Melbourne’s CBD, with hundreds gathering at the site on the third day of protests.On Wednesday morning, hundreds of police, including officers from the riot squad, lined city streets, vastly outnumbering the protesters. Continue readin...
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Victoria earthquake live updates: reports of damage in Melbourne after tremor felt across south-east Australia

Earthquake near Mansfield has shaken buildings across Melbourne, with some reports of damage – follow updates liveMajor earthquake in Victoria rocks south-east Australia 1.26am BST The quake was reportedly felt in Canberra as well — ACT chief minister Andrew Barr said the legislative assembly building was shaking. That was an earthquake. Definitely felt it in Canberra. The Legislative Assembly building in Civic was shaking. @ACT_ESA are responding to calls across the city. https://t.co/WA0gg...
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Australia Covid updates live: earth tremor felt in Melbourne; city braces for third day of protests; Victoria records 628 cases and three deaths

Victorian premier denounces ‘ugly scenes’ ahead of third day of protests; demonstrators warned to stay at home after 62 people arrested; NSW train drivers to strike next week. Follow all the day’s newsRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.24am ...
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Australia Covid updates live: Melbourne braces for a third day of protests, Qld shuts border to Tweed and Byron

Protesters warned to stay at home after 62 people arrested for demonstrating against mandatory vaccinations and lockdown. Follow all the day’s newsRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 10.22pm BST Good morning everyone, I hope you are well and ...
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US has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, Biden says after Aukus pact

US president and Australian PM welcome new security ties after deal that has infuriated FranceJoe Biden and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, have welcomed their new security ties after last week’s announcement that Washington would provide Canberra with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines as part of trilateral deal with the UK.“The United States has no closer or more reliable ally than Australia,” Biden said on Tuesday ahead of a bilateral meeting with Morrison on th...
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US has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, says Biden after Aukus pact

US president and Australian PM welcome new security ties after deal that has infuriated FranceJoe Biden and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, have welcomed their new security ties after last week’s announcement that Washington would provide Canberra with advanced technology for nuclear-powered submarines as part of trilateral deal with the UK.“The United States has no closer or more reliable ally than Australia,” Biden said on Tuesday ahead of a bilateral meeting with Morrison on th...
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Retirement village owner uses squatters’ rights in court bid to claim Sydney property

Australian Retirement Holdings launched legal action in a bid to stop a woman taking possession of her deceased grandparents’ landGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe operator of a private retirement village attempted to stop a woman taking possession of her deceased grandparents’ land on the fringes of Sydney, claiming it as their own using squatters’ rights.Australian Retirement Holdings were using the block of land, owned by Monica Pritchard and her husband, Arthur Pritcha...
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Dan Tehan says EU free-trade negotiations are ‘business as usual’ despite tensions with France

Trade minister says Australia has a strong relationship with Europe and it is sometimes necessary to have ‘difficult conversations’• Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe federal trade minister, Dan Tehan, insists Australia’s free-trade agreement negotiations with the European Union are “business as usual”, despite growing unease over Australia’s treatment of France during the finalisation of the Aukus deal.Tehan’s trip to Europe early next month will now be partly spent tryin...
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Aukus deal ‘ties UK into Indo-Pacific and sends message to China’

Key purpose of defence agreement is signal it gives to Beijing, Australia’s former defence minister tells MPsA former Australian defence minister has told MPs that a key purpose of the Aukus defence pact was to tie Britain into the Indo-Pacific region at a time when Canberra is “in the midst of a tense relationship with China”.Christopher Pyne, who held the post until 2019, told the UK’s defence select committee he believed the initial importance of the Australia-UK-US tie-up announced last week...
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Melbourne descends into chaos as police arrest 62 and fire rubber pellets at anti-lockdown protesters

It started with construction workers opposing compulsory vaccinations but grew into a broader ‘freedom’ rally which shut down freeways and bridgesPolice have fired pepper balls and stinger grenades at violent anti-Covid lockdown protesters on the streets of Melbourne as Australia’s second-largest city – under stay-at-home orders for the 233rd day in total – descended into chaos.Protesters dressed as construction workers clashed with police for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, assaulting of...
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Australia Covid live news update: Daniel Andrews condemns Melbourne protesters; NSW records 1,022 cases, 10 deaths; Victoria records 603 cases

Victoria police say 1,000-2,000 people attended second day of protests in Melbourne CBD; NSW cases back over 1,000 as kids allowed to meet in friend bubbles for school holidays; Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey LGAs to lockdown from 5pm; Qld records no new local cases; Victoria’s highest number of cases for this outbreak. Follow all the day’s news liveRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalVictoria’s construction shutdown could cost billions as prote...
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Australia Covid live news update: Melbourne protesters block traffic as thousands march; NSW records 1,022 cases, 10 deaths; Victoria records 603 cases

NSW cases back over 1,000 as kids allowed to meet in friend bubbles for school holidays; Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey LGAs to lockdown from 5pm; Qld records no new local cases; Victoria’s highest number of cases for this outbreak. Follow all the day’s news liveRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalVictoria’s construction shutdown could cost billions as protestors regroup in Melbourne’s CBDNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and...
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Australia Covid live news update: Melbourne protesters block West Gate Freeway; NSW records 1,022 cases, 10 deaths; Victoria records 603 cases, one death

NSW cases back over 1,000 as kids allowed to meet in friend bubbles for school holidays; Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey LGAs to lockdown from 5pm; Qld records no new local cases; Victoria’s highest number of cases for this outbreak. Follow all the day’s news liveRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalVictoria’s construction shutdown could cost billions as protestors regroup in Melbourne’s CBDNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and...
Tags: Health, Protest, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Australia Covid live news update: riot police in Melbourne as protesters head to parliament; NSW records 1,022 cases, 10 deaths; Victoria records 603 cases, one death

NSW cases back over 1,000 as kids allowed to meet in friend bubbles for school holidays; Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey LGAs to lockdown from 5pm; Qld records no new local cases; Victoria’s highest number of cases for this outbreak. Follow all the day’s news liveRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalVictoria’s construction shutdown could cost billions as protestors regroup in Melbourne’s CBDNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and...
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Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China

It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the Aukus deal that has enraged BeijingWhen Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Scott Morrison announced a new deal that would provide Australia with the technology to run silent nuclear submarines as part of its navy, one phrase kept coming up: “stability in the Indo-Pacific”. The word the le...
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Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 1,022 cases, 10 deaths; lockdown for Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey; Victoria records 603 cases, one death

NSW cases back over 1,000 as kids allowed to meet in ‘friend bubbles for school holidays; Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey LGAs to lockdown from 5pm; Qld records no new local cases; Victoria’s highest number of cases for this outbreak. Follow all the day’s news liveRoadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normalVictoria’s construction shutdown could cost billions as protestors regroup in Melbourne’s CBDNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout an...
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Aukus row: EU officials demand apology from Australia over France’s treatment before trade talks

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says he has had ‘no opportunity’ for talks with French president Emmanuel MacronEuropean Union officials are demanding answers – and an apology from Australia – over its treatment of France as the fallout from the Aukus announcement threatens to delay a key trade deal.Australia’s hopes of entering into a free-trade agreement with the European Union hit rough waters with the EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, demanding Australia explain its con...
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Aukus row: European Union demands apology from Australia over France’s treatment before trade talks

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says he has had ‘no opportunity’ for talks with French president Emmanuel MacronThe European Union is demanding answers – and an apology from Australia – over its treatment of France as the fallout from the Aukus announcement threatens to delay a key trade deal.Australia’s hopes of entering into a free-trade agreement with the European Union hit rough waters with the EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, demanding Australia explain its conduct in...
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