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Morrison government asleep at the wheel when it comes to China, Labor says

Richard Marles accuses the Coalition of mishandling a relationship that ‘needs to be managed by the adults in the room’The Morrison government has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to the relationship with China, while its handling of a submarine project has made Australians less safe, the deputy Labor leader has declared.In a sharpening of the opposition’s political attack following months of restraint during the coronavirus pandemic, Richard Marles accused the Coalition of mismanaging tie...
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Pandemic leave is just Victoria's hardship payments rebadged, Labor says

Employer groups split on commonwealth plan, with some calling for it to be extendedLabor has accused the federal government of merely changing funding arrangements for existing Victorian government hardship payments rather than creating a new “genuine” right to paid pandemic leave.Scott Morrison announced the $1,500 pandemic leave disaster payments on Monday as a means to “supplement” the existing Victorian scheme, but unions warned that the flat rate of $1,500 a fortnight will mean many workers...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 429 new Covid-19 cases as premier Daniel Andrews announces more stage 4 business restrictions in press conference

Premier outlines further details of state’s new lockdown, including business shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria has 429 new cases and 13 deathsNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions explained; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria cases map; NSW cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.23am BST Is there another lever to pull after this?Brett Sutton:There aren’t really many other settings that you can ...
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Australia's Melbourne braces for more business closures as tougher restrictions bite

Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne entered its first day of tougher restrictions to contain the spread of a resurgent coronavirus on Monday as residents braced for further announcements on business closures. The state of Victoria declared a "state of emergency" on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital as part of the country's harshest movement restrictions to date. The move was backed by the federal government with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying it was "regrettably n...
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Australia coronavirus live update: Daniel Andrews to announce more stage 4 restrictions after Victoria's first night under curfew – latest news

Premier to outline further details of state’s new lockdown, including industry shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveMelbourne stage 4 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explainedCoronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by stateSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.23pm BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is expected to give more information today on expected tougher restrictions for workplaces and businesses...
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Australia's second largest state declares a disaster

A state of disaster was declared in Australia's Victoria on Sunday (Aug 2) with a nightly curfew imposed for its capital Melbourne as a part of its harshest restrictions of movement to date. The measures were announced by regional premier Daniel Andrews. "Regional Victoria will move to Stage Three restrictions, that's stay at home except for the four reasons to leave, that will mean that restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, a whole range of other settings we are well and t...
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Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across AustraliaGood evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Luke Henriques-Gomes and it’s Friday 31 July. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 627 new Covid-19 cases, with 21 new cases in NSW and one in Qld – latest news

Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews have discussed next steps as eight deaths reported overnight and Covid-19 infections continue to rise. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; border restrictions explainedFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 8.25am BST Four AFL clubs have been fined for breaching the league’s return-to-play protocols over the past seven days, AAP repor...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria aged care clusters grow with 25 new Covid-19 cases at Epping Gardens and 627 throughout state

Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews have discussed next steps as eight deaths reported overnight and Covid-19 infections continue to rise. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; border restrictions explainedFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.22am BST Communications minister Paul Fletcher is on ABC’s Afternoon Briefing and was asked by host Patricia Karvelas whether h...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 627 new Covid-19 cases and eight more deaths as restrictions considered

Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews have discussed next steps as Covid-19 infections continue to rise. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Australian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; border restrictions explainedFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.28am BST The secretary of the Department of Social Services, Kathryn Campbell, has apologised for any hurt or harm caused by the robodebt program. Campbell, also ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: further Victoria restrictions considered after deadliest day and record cases – latest news

Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews have discussed next steps as Covid-19 infections continue to rise. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Australian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; border restrictions explainedFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.22am BST The Queensland police commissioner, Katarina Carroll, said racist comments about the three women who allegedly lied on their border pass to get back into...
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Australia coronavirus live update: further restrictions being considered after deadliest day – latest news

Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews have met to discuss possible further restrictions in Victoria. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Australian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; border restrictions explainedFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.18pm BST Scott Morrison also had a message for everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha, which began yesterday and runs until Monday. Jenny and I haven’t had the chance to b...
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'A real turning point': new Closing the Gap agreement to move beyond targets

Pat Turner says four priority reforms, which include housing, early childhood and justice, will make a real improvement to Indigenous people’s lives The new national agreement on Closing the Gap has been released. The culmination of months of negotiation between Aboriginal peak organisations and governments, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, says it is “built on mutual trust, shared responsibility, dignity and respect”.“This is a real turning point in Indigenous affairs, but the real work star...
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New closing the gap agreement commits governments to work in partnership with Aboriginal groups

Four priority reforms and 16 socio-economic targets to focus on housing, early childhood and justiceThe new national agreement on closing the gap has been released. The culmination of months of negotiation between Aboriginal peak organisations and governments, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, says it is “built on mutual trust, shared responsibility, dignity and respect”.Four priority reforms and 16 socio-economic targets commit federal, state and territory governments to work in partnership w...
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Australia reports record spike in coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday with 14 deaths and more than 700 new infections mainly in Victoria state, where the government ordered all residents to wear face-coverings outside. The toll takes the country's total fatalities from the novel coronavirus to 190, more than half of which have occurred in Victoria, the second-most populous state, and its capital Melbourne, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Australia had prided itself on rapidly contai...
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Daniel Andrews brushes off PM's 'Victorian wave' claim, as state records nine more deaths

Victoria has 295 new cases amid signs infections are dropping, but authorities caution it is too soon to say the second wave has peakedFollow our Australian coronavirus live blogVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus map: where Covid-19 cases are rising or fallingHow Australia’s health workers are getting Covid-19Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsNine more people in Victoria have died from Covid-19, taking the death toll from the virus in the state to 92, but...
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Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria's aged care system in crisis as toll mounts – latest updates

Non-urgent elective surgery cancelled, federal and state government intervene in sector as almost 20% of Victorian aged care facilities affected. In NSW, authorities scramble to contain localised outbreaks in Sydney. Follow liveHow Australia’s health workers are getting Covid-19NSW Covid-19 hotspots: list of regional and Sydney outbreak locationsFollow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.07pm BST NSW Liberal senator Hollie Hughes says she has been told t...
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Morrison broadens membership of Covid-19 commission but says advice to remain off-limits to public

Australian PM says commission to morph into advisory board as concern mounts over potential conflicts of interest • Follow the Australia coronavirus live blog• Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailScott Morrison has broadened the membership of the business advisory body assisting the government with Covid-19 recovery, but has made it clear the group will be advising the cabinet which means much of their input will remain confidential.The prime minister told reporters on Monday the...
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NSW minister urges Morrison government not to 'smash through' conservation law changes

State Liberal Matt Kean calls on his federal counterpart to drop opposition to an independent environment protection authorityThe New South Wales environment minister has called on the Morrison government not to “smash through” changes to national conservation laws and to drop its opposition to an independent environment protection authority.In a significant intervention from a Liberal government minister, Matt Kean questioned his federal counterpart’s rush to introduce draft laws to change the ...
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The Latest: 3-year-old dies in Belgium amid surge in cases

BRUSSELS — Belgian health authorities say a 3-year old girl has died after testing positive for the coronavirus amid a surge of infections in the country.The announcement Friday came a day after Belgium decided to reinforce restriction measures to slow the spread of the virus, including mandatory masks in crowded outdoor public spaces.The girl suffered from several severe associated diseases, according to a statement released by health authorities. She is believed to be the youngest person to di...
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Australian retailers urge government to broaden employers' power to cut workers' hours

The National Retail Association wants all businesses to have greater flexibility, not just those receiving jobkeeperAustralia’s retailers are calling on the Morrison government to broaden the power of employers to cut workers’ hours and change duties, as Labor signalled it will oppose the move to extend flexibility linked to the jobkeeper wage subsidy.The National Retail Association chief executive, Dominique Lamb, told Guardian Australia the government should consider granting all businesses th...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Tasmania announces 'travel bubble' with SA, WA and NT as Victoria records 300 new Covid-19 cases

Fears grow over pressure on Victoria’s aged care sector, while NSW records seven new cases and Queensland records two. Follow the latest news and updatesVictoria records 300 new coronavirus casesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.51am BST Earlier this week, we reported Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 300 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths – latest news

Fears grow over pressure on Victoria’s aged care sector, while NSW records seven new cases and Queensland records two. Follow the latest news and updatesVictoria records 300 new coronavirus casesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.15am BST The amount of money Victorians blew in the state’s gambling d...
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records 300 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths as PM provides update on national cabinet meeting

Fears grow over pressure on Victoria’s aged care sector, while NSW records seven new cases and Queensland records two. Follow the latest news and updatesVictoria records 300 new coronavirus casesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.24am BST Kelly said the states agreed to share that granular informati...
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Coronavirus Australia live news: premier Dan Andrews to give update on Victoria as NSW reports seven new Covid-19 cases

Prime minister will discuss the impact of the pandemic in national cabinet as fears grow over pressure on Victoria’s aged care sector. Follow the latest news and updatesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.20am BST Queensland has recorded two new cases of coronavirus overnight, both in people who are ...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Morrison to discuss Melbourne Covid-19 outbreak in national cabinet meeting

Prime minister will discuss the impact of the pandemic as fears grow over pressure on aged care sector. Follow the latest news and updatesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.22am BST Two people in NSW have been fined $1,000 each for breaching quarantine orders.In a statement, police said a 39-year-ol...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Morrison to discuss Melbourne outbreak with state leaders in national cabinet – live

Prime minister will discuss the impact of the pandemic as fears grow over pressure on aged care sector. Follow the latest news and updatesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnQueensland declares Sydney’s Fairfield a coronavirus hotspotFive deaths and 403 new cases of Covid-19 in VictoriaFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.19am BST Some...
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Coronavirus Australia updates: Morrison to discuss Melbourne outbreak with state leaders in national cabinet – live

Prime minister will discuss the impact of the pandemic as fears grow over pressure on aged care sector. Follow the latest updatesVictoria’s aged care system on verge of collapse amid Covid-19 surge, doctors warnQueensland declares Sydney’s Fairfield a coronavirus hotspotFive deaths and 403 new cases of Covid-19 in VictoriaFollow the global live blogAustralia’s about-face on masks: why our advice was late to the partySign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.12pm BST Passengers of...
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Environmental laws and Victorian Covid-19 second wave set to dominate national cabinet

Meeting to consider federal bid to quickly overhaul conservation act and plans to contain localised coronavirus outbreaks Leaders will discuss a proposed overhaul of environmental approvals, and consider the latest on the Victorian outbreak of Covid-19 infections, when Scott Morrison meets premiers and chief ministers for Friday’s fortnightly national cabinet.The discussion about environmental regulation, characterised by federal officials as a status update, follows the release this week of a l...
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US charges two Chinese hackers, associated with Chinese govt, for their decade-long hacking spree

The Department of Justice announced charged against two Chinese hackers who, among other things, targeted companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, testing technology and treatments. “The campaign targeted intellectual property and confidential business information held by the private sector, including COVID-19-related treatment, testing, and vaccines,” Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers said. Their hacking campaign lasted more than ten years and targeted companies in countries with high te...
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