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Coronavirus live news: India sees 92,000 new infections; China faces fifth wave, expert says

India now has 5.4m cases; China fears winter infections; NZ records new casesCall for stronger measures as UK daily cases hit four-month highMarathon man: Victorian premier briefs media for 77 days running – videoMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing 10.54am BST A clown juggled and acrobats launched themselves through the air above a stage in an open field in Seoul at the weekend as the audience watched from the safety of their cars, cocooned from the risk of coronav...
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NSW Nationals MP Leslie Williams to defect to Liberals over 'politically reckless' koala saga

Port Macquarie MP’s move comes after Nationals MP John Barilaro threatened to implode the Coalition if concessions were not made over koala policyThe New South Wales Nationals MP Leslie Williams has quit the party as the fallout from the koala policy saga rolls on.In a statement, the Port Macquarie MP revealed she has applied to join the NSW division of the Liberal party. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Endangered Species, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, National party, NSW, Port Macquarie, John Barilaro, Leslie Williams


Western Australian toddler found safe after missing for 12 hours in dense bushland and poor weather

Joy and tears after three-year-old found hungry but smiling after wandering off from his parents’ home south of PerthWestern Australian man Chris O’Reilly says he could have “ran on water” when news came through that his three-year-old son had been found safe after going missing in dense bushland south of Perth.The toddler had wandered off from his parents’ home at 7:30am on Saturday morning, after going to play outside. Continue reading...
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Global preparation: how different countries planned for the second wave of Covid-19

Lockdowns brought temporary relief to some but, everywhere, test and trace is key Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first wave of coronavirus swept through a world unprepared. Authorities struggled to test for the disease, and didn’t know how to slow the spread of Covid-19.Lockdowns brought the virus under temporary control in some places, including the UK, buying a window for the revival of education and the economy, and time to prepare for future waves that epidem...
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Armed Queensland man shot dead by police

The man in his 30s had ‘a bladed weapon’ at a disturbance on Brisbane’s Russell Island, police saidA Queensland man has been shot dead by police after a disturbance in Brisbane’s south-east. Officers were called to a disturbance on Russell Island just before 9am on Sunday involving a man in his 30s with a bladed weapon. Continue reading...
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Labor rift as Joel Fitzgibbon defies party on medium-term target for cutting emissions

Hunter Valley MP contradicts Labor leader Anthony Albanese and climate spokesman Mark ButlerLabor’s resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon has declared Labor does not need to set a medium-term target for emissions reductions, defying party leader Anthony Albanese and contradicting its climate spokesman, Mark Butler.Albanese told the National Press Club in June Labor would set a medium-term target for the 2030s “based on science”, and Butler has made that commitment several times since the 2019 elec...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Gas, Labor party, Anthony Albanese, Hunter Valley, Butler, National Press Club, Joel Fitzgibbon, Mark ButlerLabor, Mark Butler Albanese


'This is a good day,' says Victoria's Daniel Andrews as Covid-19 cases drop to 14

Premier hints at easing lockdown restrictions next week and chief health officer says state is on the ‘home stretch’Follow the Sunday live blogVictoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid statsMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesVideo: Andrews briefs media 77 days in a rowSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailVictoria’s new coronavirus case numbers dropped to 14 on Sunday, and the premier, Daniel Andrews, declared: “This is a good day.”However, five more Victorians ha...
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NSW Covid-19 hotspots: list of Sydney and regional outbreak locations

As coronavirus community transmissions rise in New South Wales, here are the current hotspots and what to do if you’ve visited themNSW cases map; Covid restrictions state by stateQld hotspots list; Full Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsNew South Wales has seen an uptick in community transmission of coronavirus, putting the state on high alert to prevent further spread. Related...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, South Wales, Coronavirus outbreak, NSW Covid, Queensland Covid


Missing hiker found alive on Queensland's Fraser Island

Madeleine Nowak, 73, safe and well and in good spirits after three nights in the wildernessA 73-year-old hiker who spent three nights in the wilderness on Queensland’s Fraser Island has been found safe and well.Madeleine Nowak was reported missing on Thursday after she became separated from a tour group on the island’s Great Walk. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: France sees another record daily rise as Victoria records 14 new cases

England is facing ‘perfect storm’ and rule-breakers face heavy fines; Poland and Indonesia also see record daily rise. Follow developments hereCall for stronger measures as UK daily cases hit four-month highBleach touted as ‘miracle cure’ for Covid being sold on AmazonMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing 12.22am BST Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison is currently being interviewed on the ABC’s Insiders program.He’s asked about what Treasury modelling says wil...
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The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: 'I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better'

Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to take part in the trials when he saw the call-out for volunteers on Facebook earlier this year.Why did you...
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'National emergency': urgent leadership needed after fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June

Indigenous legal service calls for government to implement all recommendations from royal commission saying cycle of violence must endFive Aboriginal deaths in custody since June is a national emergency that needs urgent leadership, the national Aboriginal and islander legal services has said.The death of 49-year-old Sherry Fisher-Tilberoo last week while on remand in the Brisbane watch-house is the fifth Aboriginal death in custody since June, bringing to at least 441 the number of people who h...
Tags: Australia news, Brisbane, Indigenous Australians, Black Lives Matter Movement, Aboriginal, Deaths in custody, Sherry Fisher Tilberoo


Health official ignored warning about Bridget McKenzie's authority to give sports grants, inquiry told

Email reveals high-level official was told minister might need to formally order Sport Australia to make her decision-maker A warning about former sports minister Bridget McKenzie’s legal authority to give out millions of dollars in grants went to a high-level official in the health department but was ignored, according to new evidence to the sports rorts inquiry.An email handed to the Senate inquiry reveals that in June 2018 a health department official warned a superior that McKenzie might nee...
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Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters arrested and chased by police on horseback

Protesters run through back streets in ‘chaotic scenes’ as further demonstrations expected on SundayVictoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan communityFollow today’s coronavirus live blogHow Victoria’s Covid lockdown protests are galvanising Australia’s rightMarathon Dan: Victorian premier Daniel Andrews briefs media on coronavirus 77 days in a rowPolice have arrested 16 anti-lockdown protesters and fined 21 others during “chaotic” scenes in ...
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Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere

Dart rocket, which is just 3.4m long, is part of Australia’s $7bn investment in space technologiesA small commercial rocket has been launched from Australia to the edge of space for the first time.The Dart rocket, carrying an air force radio prototype, was launched from the Koonibba rocket range in South Australia on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan community

State’s chief health officer says it was ‘inappropriate’ to single out migrant community in CaseyVictoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, has apologised for comments he made singling out Melbourne’s Afghan community in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak in Casey. Sutton made the apology as the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced 21 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the state on Saturday. It was the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in the state since 24 June. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, CaseyVictoria, Casey Sutton


Melbourne stabbings: manhunt after one man killed and another on the run

Man was fatally attacked on South Yarra street corner with another stabbing in Frankston earlierA manhunt is underway in Melbourne after a man was stabbed to death on a street corner.Homicide detectives believe two men were fighting on the corner of Essex and Malvern roads at South Yarra about 11pm on Friday, when one was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body. Continue reading...
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New curbs in Dublin as French cases and deaths jump again – as it happened

French cases at a record of more than 13,000; new restrictions on gatherings, business and travel in Irish capital. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus blog hereIsrael enters unpopular second Covid lockdownMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?Canada unveils ‘swirl, gargle and spit’ test for school childrenLockdown measures and rising anger in Madrid 12.39am BST This blog is now closed. Our coverage continues on today’s coronavirus blog here. 12.20am ...
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'My sense of identity is falling away': young people pay the heaviest price in Covid recession

Young people are the least vulnerable to coronavirus but they have suffered the most from its economic fallout. Seven young Australians tell their story Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Unemployment, Economic recovery, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: New curbs in Dublin as French cases and deaths jump again

French cases at a record of more than 13,000; new restrictions on gatherings, business and travel in Irish capitalIsrael enters unpopular second Covid lockdownMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?Canada unveils ‘swirl, gargle and spit’ test for school childrenLockdown measures and rising anger in Madrid 8.22pm BST France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire said he has tested positive for coronavirus, but has no symptoms and would continue to carry out his duties.Le ...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran in grip of 'third wave' of pandemic; Covid-related deaths in France on the rise

New infections in Iran pass more than 3,000 a day again; deaths in France related to Covid-19 trend upwards for first time since lockdownIsrael enters unpopular second Covid lockdownCovid cases pass 30m worldwide as Biden offers vaccine reality checkMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?Madrid’s poor suffer as Covid-19 takes hold againUK coronavirus updates – live 4.19pm BST The US biotech company Moderna has announced that it expects to produce 20million doses of i...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran in grip of 'third wave' of Covid pandemic; Israel begins second lockdown

New infections in Iran pass more than 3,000 a day again; Israel enters unpopular new lockdown ahead of Jewish holidaysCovid cases pass 30m worldwide as Biden offers vaccine reality checkMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?Madrid’s poor suffer as Covid-19 takes hold againTest and trace: how do countries compare?UK coronavirus updates – live 2.25pm BST Scientists tracking the virus have uncovered a major mutation, but it may not be as scary as it sounds, writes Laur...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran in grip of 'third wave' of Covid pandemic; global cases pass 30m

New infections in Iran pass more than 3,000 a day again; number of cases worldwide passes 30mCovid cases pass 30m worldwide as Biden offers vaccine reality checkTest and trace: how do countries compare?Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over Covid fearsUS: testing guidelines ‘watered down despite internal objections’UK coronavirus updates – live 1.34pm BST Universities in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will move to distance learning next week, after a rise of more than...
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Lord Sugar tweets about flight to Sydney, angering Australians unable to enter country

UK billionaire praises Emirates for flight as thousands remain stranded by policy to ease pressure on hotel quarantine A Lord Sugar tweet about his recent flight into Sydney has angered scores of Australians stranded around the world who themselves are unable to enter the country.Australia’s federal opposition seized on the tweet on Friday amid accusations a controversial policy to ease pressure on Australia’s mandatory hotel quarantine system was unfairly penalising economy travellers stuck ove...
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‘Struggling’: NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro takes four weeks’ mental health leave

Deputy premier’s break from parliament comes after he threatened to blow up the Coalition government over koala protectionsThe NSW Nationals party leader, John Barilaro, is taking mental health leave from parliament following a tumultuous 10 days during which he threatened to blow up the Coalition government over koala protections before backing down.Barilaro, the deputy premier, told his party room colleagues by text message on Friday afternoon that he would take up to four weeks’ leave to work...
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Australian judge steps down from Hong Kong court over new national security law

James Spigelman resigned from Hong Kong appeal court citing concerns with new law imposed by ChinaAustralian judge James Spigelman has resigned from Hong Kong’s highest court, reportedly citing concerns over the national security law imposed on the region by Beijing.His resignation comes amid a deteriorating political and judicial environment in Hong Kong, where the imposition of a national security law by the central government in Beijing has sparked concern and confusion about Hong Kong’s rule...
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Queensland to reopen border to people from ACT as Victoria reports 45 new Covid cases - as it happened

NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m havin...
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Australia’s aged care system needs ‘fundamental reset’, Brendan Murphy tells inquiry

Failings include ‘creative claiming practices’ by providers and lack of transparency, federal health department chief saysThe head of the federal health department, Prof Brendan Murphy, has conceded that funding of the country’s aged care system requires a “fundamental reset”.Appearing at the royal commission into aged care on Friday, Murphy, who was appointed department secretary in July after serving as the country’s chief medical officer, gave evidence on the sector’s funding model. He opened...
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Coronavirus live news: UK health secretary won't rule out national lockdown; global cases pass 30m

Matt Hancock says country needs to recognise ‘there is a serious challenge’; ‘I don’t trust the president on vaccines,’ Joe Biden tells US votersCovid cases pass 30m worldwide as Biden offers vaccine reality checkIsraelis brace for unpopular second Covid lockdownJewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over Covid fearsUS: testing guidelines ‘watered down despite internal objections’Australia coronavirus updates – live 9.17am BST The Philippines’ health ministry has reported 3,257 additi...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: some states agree to raise flight caps as John Barilaro takes leave from NSW parliament

NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second tho...
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