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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 51 new cases and seven deaths as NSW records seven cases

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveThere are 51 new cases of Covid in Victoria and seven deathsFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.28am BST Q: Firstly - do you think a royal commission into the COVID outbreaks in aged care would be warrants...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria reports 51 new cases and NSW records seven

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveThere are 51 new cases of Covid in Victoria and seven deathsFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.27am BST The funeral was to be held at 2pm.Qld’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, will give a Canberra ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria reports 51 new cases and NSW cluster grows

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveThere are 51 new cases of Covid in Victoria and seven deathsFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.30am BST There are 30 workplace investigations on-going at the moment - but no prosecutions as yet (the inves...
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Coronavirus Australia latest update: Victoria reports 51 new cases and seven deaths as NSW hospital cluster grows

Greg Hunt says Melbourne curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.29am BST Clear as mudHe says it wasn’t a decision he was involved with. 12.22am BST It is no secret that women’s employment has been hit harder by the pandemic - wo...
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Coronavirus Australia latest update: Greg Hunt calls for end to Melbourne curfew as NSW hospital cluster grows

Federal health minister says curfew should be lifted if ‘there is no medical basis’ for it as two more Sydney healthcare workers test positive. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.28pm BST Here is how the Greg Hunt comments played out in that Sky interview:Q: Now you mentioned the situation in Victoria, your home state. The most draconian measure that Premier Daniel Andrews has pu...
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Coronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by state

Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreak and track the impact of government responseNSW cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDue to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, ...
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Coronavirus Australia latest update: health officials front Victoria's hotel inquiry as NSW and Qld try to stem clusters

More than 100 health workers at two Sydney hospitals and 200 staff at Ipswich hospital are in isolation. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.23pm BST Then we get this exchange. Lisa Millar: Last night on Q & at the Deputy Prime Minister linked the Victorian lockdowns with the second wave. It doesn’t help, that a senior member, is perpetuating that myth. 11.18pm BST Greg Hunt i...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria Covid cases drop below 50 for first time since June as NSW records four – as it happened

Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks in ‘roadmap’ as Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. This blog has endedAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.49am BST Thanks for following our live coverage of the coronavirus coverage in Australia. You can continue to follow our rolling global coverage here.A quick recap on what happened today: 11.04am BST Asked if he would ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria Covid cases drop below 50 for first time since June as NSW records four

Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks in ‘roadmap’ as Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.24am BST Queensland’s deputy premier, Steven Miles, has announced two new Covid-19 cases. He said the first is a woman in her 20s, a household contact of a known case. The second is a woman in her 30s and is a further healthcare wo...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison holds press conference as Victoria records 41 Covid cases

State records nine deaths as Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks and Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.24am BST The prime minister, Scott Morrison, health minister, Greg Hunt, and health department secretary (and former chief medical officer) Brendan Murphy are speaking about the $1.7bn vaccine deal for two promisin...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds press conference as Victoria records 41 Covid cases

State records nine deaths as Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks and Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.31am BST Brett Sutton has said the date for easing restrictions on 28 September will need to be “locked in”.However he left the door open for further restrictions to be eased earlier than expected, including the 26...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria cases drop below 50 for the first time since June

State records 41 new Covid cases and nine deaths as Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown extended by two weeks and Victoria pursues aggressive suppression strategy. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.21am BST Relief for businesses hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended until the end of the year. In a joint statement on Monday morning, treasurer Josh Frydenberg and industrial ...
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Coronavirus Australia latest update: Victoria risks lockdown fatigue as state pursues aggressive suppression strategy

Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton says alternative to lockdown is ‘too awful to contemplate’ after Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown was extended by two weeks. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listQueensland hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.31pm BST A woman whose parents both died after being infected with Covid-19 has called for a coronial inquest into their deaths.My colleague Melissa Davey has this report, where she...
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Coronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by state

Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreak and track the impact of government responseNSW cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDue to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 113 new Covid cases and 12 deaths as NSW reports 13 cases

Queensland cancels schoolies events after three new coronavirus cases. Follow live 2.18am BST We’re expecting Daniel Andrews to step up any minute now. 2.16am BST Chant said there was also a new case diagnosed in a person who had “spent some time in the Victorian border communities”.Those residents are now in isolation. The Murrumbidgee local health district contacted these people and our remaining to monitor them. Another key learning we have had from looking at the data over the last w...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 113 new Covid cases and 12 deaths

Sydney school closes as quarantine hotel managers set to appear before Victorian inquiry. Follow live 12.21am BST That storm did quite a bit of damage in Melbourne and Victoria last night. We were already feeling a bit fragile down here – losing three people to falling trees is very tough.There are also a lot of trees down.Talk about a close call. #Melbourneweather #storm pic.twitter.com/hAX8GluP6QHuge Squall line (100km + long) just hitting Melbourne. 80km/h wind gusts.#melbourneweather pic...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Sydney school closes as quarantine hotel managers to front Victorian inquiry

Covid appears to be spreading into Sydney’s northern suburbs with venues from Manly to the Central Coast closed. Follow live 11.18pm BST Morrison was also asked on Today about the 18,000 Australians still stuck overseas, many of whom are trying to get home but can’t get a commercial flight. Our reporter Elias Visontay had a great piece on the difficulties involved in this last weekend. I commend it to you. Anyway. Morrison said that 4,000 Australians return home every week – that’s the curre...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Coalition criticises Victoria government's handling of pandemic as state records 148 new cases and eight deaths

Josh Frydenberg says Daniel Andrews’ government has ‘a lot of questions to answer’ over its Covid-19 response, as NSW reports three new cases. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.28am BST Richard Marles:I mean, there is an enormous sense of worry. There is a sense of worry at every level. Obviously there is a sense of worry abou...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: federal question time under way, while Victoria records 148 new Covid cases and eight deaths

Labor grills Scott Morrison over aged care deaths, as NSW focuses on Covid-19 community transmission in Sydney’s west and south-west. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 6.25am BST Australian Technology Network of Universities has responded to the university legislation:The Job-ready Graduates package is one of the most significan...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: federal question time begins, while Victoria records 148 new Covid cases and eight deaths

Labor grills Scott Morrison on PPE in aged care, as NSW focuses on Covid-19 community transmission in Sydney’s west and south-west. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.24am BST This is not great news for WA - and not a great finding for the prime minister and attorney-general #breaking Justice Rangiah has REFUSED WA's call for a...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 148 new Covid cases and eight deaths as NSW reports three cases

Labor to ramp up calls in parliament to extend current level of wage subsidy as NSW focuses on Covid-19 community transmission in Sydney’s west and south-west. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.26am BST Clive Palmer’s challenge to the Western Australian border ban has been listed for judgment in the federal court this afternoo...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 148 new cases and eight deaths as NSW embarks on testing blitz

Labor to ramp up calls in parliament to extend current level of wage subsidy as NSW focuses on Covid-19 community transmission in Sydney’s west and south-west. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.25am BST Genomic testing of the first infection at the Wacol Youth Detention centre shows it is the same strain of Covid as one of th...
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Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Labor pushes to extend jobkeeper as NSW embarks on testing blitz – live news

Labor to ramp up calls in parliament to extend current level of wage subsidy as NSW focuses on Covid-19 community transmission in Sydney’s west and south-west. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.27pm BST Julie Collins is on the ABC - the Labor shadow aged care minister is leading Labor’s charge against the government on its ag...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 116 new Covid cases and 15 deaths as NSW reports three cases

Brisbane watches hotspots after youth detention centre outbreak, Victoria’s hotel inquiry continues and politicians gather in Canberra for the first time in 10 weeks. Follow today’s latest updatesFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.20am BST Jim Chalmers is also asked about Anthony Fisher’s comments:When a vaccine is available and it’s roll...
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Coronavirus update Australia: parliament resumes as Victoria records 116 new cases and 15 deaths – question time live

Brisbane watches hotspots after youth detention centre outbreak, Victoria’s hotel inquiry continues and politicians gather in Canberra for the first time in 10 weeks. Follow today’s latest updatesFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.19am BST Labor’s Kristina Keneallyis now conducting a pop quiz of Colbeck, asking how many aged care faciliti...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 116 new cases and 15 deaths as NSW reports three new cases

Brisbane watches hotspots after youth detention centre outbreak, Victoria’s hotel inquiry continues and politicians gather in Canberra for the first time in 10 weeks. Follow today’s latest updatesFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.35am BST And in New Zealand101 cases: the Auckland cluster is now the country's biggest, overtaking the Bluff wedding (98) and M...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 116 new cases and 15 deaths as Queensland reports one new case

Brisbane watches hotspots after youth detention centre outbreak, Victoria’s hotel inquiry continues and politicians gather in Canberra for the first time in 10 weeks. Follow today’s latest updatesFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.19am BST Scott Ryan would also like some uniformity in restrictions - to allow MPs to come to Canberra and do their job, unhinde...
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Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Victoria records 116 new cases and 15 deaths as Queensland reports one new case – follow live

Brisbane watches hotspots after youth detention centre outbreak, Victoria’s hotel inquiry continues and politicians gather in Canberra for the first time in 10 weeks. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.18am BST Queensland authorities are waiting on the genomic testing on the new virus infection to return, in an attempt to trace back where the woman was infected.All of Gre...
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Coronavirus Australia latest updates: Queensland watches hotspots as Victoria's hotel inquiry continues and parliament returns – follow live

Brisbane on high alert after youth detention centre outbreak as politicians gather in Canberra the first time in 10 weeks. Follow liveAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.34pm BST The Australian Council of Social Service is ramping up its campaign to have the unemployment benefit permanently increased.CEO Cassandra Goldie said with unemployment, in real terms, predicted to reach 13% i...
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Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria records nine Covid deaths and 179 new cases as NSW records one

Lowest rise in Victorian cases in five weeks comes ahead of national cabinet. Follow live updates todayVictoria’s new cases at 179 but nine deaths recordedCoronavirus global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 6.24am BST The Victorian hotel quarantine inquiry heard from a security guard who worked across the Crowne Plaza and Pullman Hotels for quarantine between April and July....
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