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‘Costs are going up’: Linda Reynolds warns of hard discussions on NDIS funding

Exclusive: Morrison government’s new minister in charge of disability scheme says it’s on track to be ‘more expensive than Medicare’Linda Reynolds has signalled the Morrison government will top up funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Tuesday’s budget but she warns there are “hard discussions” ahead regarding the sustainability of the current funding model.In Reynolds’ first significant interview in the portfolio she gained following the Brittany Higgins furore, the minister in...
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Australia live news: Brittany Higgins speaks after meeting with Scott Morrison

Former Liberal staffer says there is a ‘consensus’ that change is needed; Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 8.16am BST It’s not so much a war footing as a regu...
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Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins to meet with PM

Traveller tests positive after inadvertently entering airport’s ‘green zone’; former Liberal staffer to speak with Scott Morrison in Sydney. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 7.24am BST Former prime minister Julia Gillard is...
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Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller positive; Brittany Higgins to meet with PM

Traveller tests positive after inadvertently entering airport’s ‘green zone’; former Liberal staffer to speak with Scott Morrison in Sydney. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 3.13am BST It's capital "I' and lower case 'w'.Th...
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Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 2.20am BST The state’s first mass vaccination hub is set to open at Wayville Showground at midday. Just 150 fr...
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Australia live news: Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 1.24am BST Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay Universal Music $1....
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Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Morrison says he ‘hasn’t seen’ Laming’s empathy course

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 12.12am BST I’m am sharing this tweet only because I think it’s so ...
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Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney as the leaders seek to cooperate on parliamentary workplace reforms. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 11.16pm BST "The budget would be in much b...
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Australia news live: WA Covid lockdown enters day three; Brittany Higgins to meet Morrison and Albanese

WA premier Mark McGowan will decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA premier furious that residents are travelling overseas as lockdown continues 10.30pm BST Good morning, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life and I hope you are feeling good!Matilda Boseley here and before we jump into the morning of news, why don’t I get you up to spe...
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Victoria commits $50m to make mRNA coronavirus vaccine – as it happened

Brittany Higgins to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. This blog is now closedVictoria plans to domestically manufacture mRNA vaccinesAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Covid jab 8.52am BST That is where we will leave the blog for W...
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Australia news live: Scott Morrison says Brittany Higgins meeting ‘in process’; Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccine

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveVictoria plans to domestically manufacture mRNA vaccinesAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Co...
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Australia news live: NSW to pay Chinese company Shenhua $100m to exit coalmine; Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccine

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Covid jab 5.21am BST The Australian Medical Associatio...
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Australia news live: Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccines; Brittany Higgins outlines plan for meeting with PM

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveAustralian aged care workers relying on spare Covid vaccines and confusing advice, survey findsAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNG, key Covid adviser says Delayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents in Australia hav...
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Australia news live: Victoria to manufacture mRNA Covid vaccines; Brittany Higgins outlines plan for meeting with PM

State commits $50m to establishing domestic manufacturing of vaccines such as those produced by Pfizer and Moderna; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveAustralian aged care workers relying on spare Covid vaccines and confusing advice, survey findsAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNG, key Covid adviser says Delayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseas 12.50am BST...
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Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; Scott Morrison to meet Brittany Higgins

PM stops short of apologising to former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate for speech in parliament; former South Australia Labor MP charged with blackmailing state opposition leader. Follow updates liveNational move to mass Covid vaccination hubs plannedAustralia reports second blood clot case Bupa left in limbo about aged care staff vaccines Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. So why the secrecy? 6.28am BST A former South Australian Labor MP and her businessman husband have appe...
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Social Media Accounts Should Require Proof of ID According to Australian Govt Proposal

Australia’s federal government is considering a proposal to require internet users to submit several forms of identification before they’re allowed to obtain or even just maintain social media accounts on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to shocking reports from several news outlets in Australia.Read more...
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Essential poll: Morrison’s approval takes a hit from female voters while remaining unchanged with men

Majority of voters support a range of actions to address gender inequality but there is still some division between women and menScott Morrison’s standing with female voters has taken a hit as the political crisis triggered by the mishandling of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation became the water cooler issue for the electorate, with the prime minister’s approval rating down 10 points in a fortnight, and disapproval up by 10%.The latest Guardian Essential poll confirms Morrison’s approval rating ...
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Brittany Higgins makes formal complaint to PM's chief of staff over alleged backgrounding

Exclusive: victim of alleged rape in parliament house has asked John Kunkel to examine whether staff have backgrounded against herFormer Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has made a formal complaint to the prime minister’s chief of staff, John Kunkel, asking him to examine whether government staff have backgrounded against her or her loved ones.Higgins wrote to Kunkel after Scott Morrison said in an interview with the ABC on Thursday morning that no-one from the parliamentary press gallery had “r...
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Two men killed in floods; state MP stands by statement on federal senator – as it happened

Victim found in submerged car in Gold Coast hinterland; was on first day of new job; PM defends Eric Abetz after senator denies making offensive comments about Brittany Higgins. This blog is now closedFollow the global Covid live blog 9.32am GMT That’s where we will wrap up the blog for today. Here is what happened today: 8.24am GMT Trish Doyle, the Labor MP for the Blue Mountains, made the statement to parliament on Wednesday.Doyle said she had been contacted 18 months ago by a sex wo...
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Australia live news: NSW Coalition MP allegedly raped sex worker, MP claims in state parliament; man killed in Qld floods after NSW death

Victim found in submerged car in Gold Coast hinterland; was on first day of new job; PM defends Eric Abetz after senator denies making offensive comments about Brittany Higgins. Follow the latest Follow the global Covid live blog 8.24am GMT Trish Doyle, the Labor MP for the Blue Mountains, made the statement to parliament on Wednesday.Doyle said she had been contacted 18 months ago by a sex worker who said she “had recently been assaulted in my electorate”.She tells me she made herself cle...
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Australia live news: man killed in car in Queensland floods after NSW death; Tasmanian MP stands by statement on Abetz

Victim found in submerged car in Gold Coast hinterland; was on first day of new job; PM defends Eric Abetz after senator denies making offensive comments about Brittany Higgins. Follow the latest Follow the global Covid live blog 7.12am GMT The ABC is reporting that the Tasmanian premier, Peter Gutwein, has written to Scott Morrison to “consider the matter” of Eric Abetz’s alleged comments about Brittany Higgins. Earlier today, a former state Tasmanian Liberal MP, Sue Hickey, claimed that ...
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Australia live news: man dies in Sydney after car trapped in NSW floods; Tasmanian MP stands by her statement on Abetz

Car found with at Glenorie; Scott Morrison says Abetz will continue in his current parliamentary roles after senator denies making offensive comments about Brittany Higgins. Follow the latest updates, liveFollow the global Covid live blog 4.21am GMT Labor MP Chris Hayes is announcing his retirement to the chamber.He says it’s time and he needs to put his health first. 4.20am GMT The New South Wales State Emergency Service has received more than 11,000 calls for assistance during the fl...
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Australia live news: NSW to ease Covid restrictions; Eric Abetz denies making 'unacceptable' comments about Brittany Higgins

Senator responds to accusations made by former Tasmanian Liberal MP Sue Hickey; forecast improves on east coast but flood waters still pose risk. Follow all the latest news and updates, live• Follow the global Covid liveblog 1.35am GMT Richard Marles:Scott Morrison likes to talk about Australia’s comeback. But ‘coming back’ cannot mean going back.Because the way our nation was before COVID is not the way it ought to be after COVID. Ross Garnaut has called it “the dog days”, where, in his wor...
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Australia live news: Eric Abetz denies making 'unacceptable' comments about Brittany Higgins; NSW floods continue

Senator responds to accusations made by former Tasmanian Liberal MP Sue Hickey; forecast improves on east coast but flood waters still pose risk. Follow all the latest news and updates, live• Follow the global Covid liveblog 12.33am GMT It seems like a million years ago, but here was some of Scott Morrison speaking to Ray Hadley this morning about his press conference yesterday:I take responsibility for dealing with things in this house here and I will, but we also have to take actions - all...
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Coalition adviser sacked over allegations staffers performed solo sex acts on desks of female MPs

Scott Morrison says the reports are ‘disgusting and sickening’ and the behaviour is ‘totally unacceptable’A Morrison government adviser has been sacked after pixelated images of unnamed Coalition advisers allegedly performing lewd sex acts on the desks of female MPs were broadcast on Monday night, deepening the political crisis surrounding workplace culture at Parliament House.The federal government was hit on Monday by new allegations broadcast by the Ten Network of male Coalition staffers enga...
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Australia politics live: Morrison says issue of 'vile language' by staffer has been dealt with

The long-awaited sport rorts report to be released and the government faces scrutiny over its botched vaccine booking website. Follow all the latest updates‘What the hell?’: Industry sources say government rushed launch of Covid vaccine booking systemCoalition grant to help people move for work used by just 3,000 people in seven yearsBiggest companies pocketed hundreds of millions in jobkeeper despite positive earningsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.24am GMT Catherine King: Given i...
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Voices raised in anger are echoing throughout the land, but it seems Morrison still can’t hear | Katharine Murphy

Behind the noisy women in the streets are others watching how small the prime minister has been in a moment when he needed to be bigIt was a sea of black outside the parliament, with a sprinkling of masks and a smattering of hot pink pussy hats – a human sea tumbling down the forecourt back towards the old parliament.But Brittany Higgins wasn’t cloaked in black. The former Liberal staffer, tracking towards the stage, quietly, without fuss, wore suffragette white. Continue reading...
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Brittany Higgins addresses March 4 Justice rally as women demand action across Australia

Former Liberal staffer and Grace Tame among those to address tens of thousands of protesters calling for an end to gender-based violenceBrittany Higgins’ voice shook as she addressed the crowd outside Parliament House in Canberra.She had decided at the last minute to speak to more than a thousand people, mainly women, holding signs calling for justice for women, for sexual assault survivors and for Higgins herself, who has alleged she was raped by a colleague inside Parliament House. Continue re...
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Women's March 4 Justice: Brittany Higgins addresses Canberra protest as crowds mass in Sydney and Melbourne – as it happened

Tens of thousands of people marched in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to demand action in response to allegations of workplace abuse 4.47am GMT So that’s where we might leave it for today.We have had tens of thousands of people turn out for hundreds of events, everywhere from Parliament House in Canberra to the tiny town of Talbot. 4.46am GMT Farima Forooziya, 42, was one of thousands who attended today’s rally in Adelaide’s Victoria Square along with her 11 and 2-year-old daug...
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Women's March 4 Justice live: Brittany Higgins addresses Parliament House protest in Canberra as crowds mass in Sydney and Melbourne

More than 100,000 women are expected to march in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to demand action in response to allegations of workplace abuse. Follow latest updatesWhere and when March4Justice protests are taking place across AustraliaMcCormack too busy to front March4Justice crowd but PM open to ‘private’ meeting 2.33am GMT Despite the prime minister stating that he would not come down to the protest to speak to the women, it looks like his likeness is attending regardless. The P...
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