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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 ...
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Victoria’s former police chief denies pushing use of private guards for hotel quarantine

Text messages presented to inquiry show Graham Ashton believed private security guards were part of a deal made by the premier’s departmentVictoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid statsMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailVictoria’s former police commissioner has denied recommending the use of private security guards for the state’s problematic hotel quarantine program, with text messages revealing he believed it was part of a ...
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Hundreds seek damages as Victoria faces multiple class-action lawsuits over Melbourne’s Covid lockdown

Daniel Andrews government faces legal fight as regional Victoria prepares to ease restrictions and state reports 42 new coronavirus cases and eight deathsFollow the Australia live blogVictoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid statsMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailThe Andrews government is facing three class-action lawsuits over the lockdowns imposed during Melbourne’s second wave of coronavirus, with potentially thousands of...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases and NSW seven

Victoria reports no deaths; South Australia to open borders to flights from the ACT. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots listLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 4.27am BST On the government’s gas announcement today (and the fuel security announcement yesterday) Anthony Albanese says:They ran a campaign for years saying that Liddell should stay open. What that did, of course, was provide uncertainty f...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases

The state reports no deaths; SA may open border to NSW; and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots listLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 3.10am BST Victoria’s emergency management commissioner Andrew Crisp was unable to recall key details about meetings deciding the hotel quarantine program.Crisp was asked about notes he made in a meeting with officials, inc...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews says regional Victoria restrictions to ease in Covid press conference

Victoria records 42 new Covid cases and no deaths; SA may open border to NSW; and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspots; Qld hotspots listLatest Queensland hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases map 2.25am BST Can metro Melbourne expect to take two steps, not one, in the lead up to 26 October, if all goes well?Daniel Andrews:Case numbers are one part of this. The narrative or the story that sits b...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 42 new Covid cases and no deaths – latest news

SA may open border to NSW, as regional Victoria waits on Dan Andrews and WA adds to pressure for federal quarantine. Follow all today’s newsFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsNSW cases map; Victoria cases mapLatest Queensland hotspots 12.27am BST Oh I don’t know, I’m sure there are reasons.Like no one with any sense or idea of where the market is heading, or caring about our planet, thinking it is a good idea?The Hunter Valley has the best thermal coal in the ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 35 new cases and seven deaths as NSW records four cases

Victoria to turn roads and footpaths into dining spaces to help hospitality industry as Queensland border row deepens. Follow all today’s newsPaul Keating appears before aged care inquiryQueensland man’s daughter writes open letter to PMFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspots 8.21am BST The Victorian Liberal opposition leader, Michael O’Brien, hit out at the Andrews government’s support package for sole traders. The Labor government unvei...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 35 new cases and NSW four as Paul Keating appears at aged care royal commission

Victoria to turn roads and footpaths into dining spaces to help hospitality industry as Queensland border row deepens. Follow all today’s newsPaul Keating appears before aged care inquiryQueensland man’s daughter writes open letter to PMFollow our global coronavirus live blogLatest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspots 4.21am BST New Zealand is having its own version of border wars, but as always, seem to just be doing it better.Via AAP:Travelling around the South Island has reinfo...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports 35 new cases and six deaths as NSW records four cases

Victoria to turn roads and footpaths into dining spaces to help hospitality industry as Queensland border row deepens. Follow all today’s newsQueensland man’s daughter writes open letter PM Follow our global coronavirus live blogWill newly unemployed workers be left to languish?Latest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspots 3.27am BST The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has an update on how the communities it represents have handled the second w...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Daniel Andrews holds Covid press conference as Victoria reports 35 new cases and NSW four

Queensland’s chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young given police protection due to death threats as NSW border row deepens. Follow all today’s newsQueensland man’s daughter writes open letter PM Follow our global coronavirus live blogWill newly unemployed workers be left to languish?Latest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspots 2.29am BST But $5000 is not a lot of money in 2020?Daniel Andrews:$5,000 is a very significant amount of money. Many of these businesses will share a space ...
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Coronavirus live update: Victoria reports 35 new cases and seven deaths as Qld border row deepens

Scott Morrison accused of politicising a family funeral to attack Palaszczuk’s policy and Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young given police protection over death threats. Follow all today’s newsQueensland man’s daughter writes open letter PM Follow our global coronavirus live blogWill newly unemployed workers be left to languish?Latest NSW Covid-19 hotspotsLatest Queensland hotspots 12.28am BST On the ACT hotspot declaration, and the closure of the NSW border, Steven Miles tell...
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Victoria's new coronavirus cases fall to lowest level since June as Australian death toll exceeds 800

Premier Daniel Andrews announces 37 new Covid-19 cases and six more deathsFollow today’s coronavirus live blogHow vaccine hesitancy could undermine Australia’s Covid response‘She deserved better’: Melbourne aged care home continued to charge Covid victim as she lay in hospitalCovid test devices rushed onto Australian market less accurate than claimed – reviewNew Victorian coronavirus cases have fallen to their lowest level since 26 June, but six more deaths of people in aged care have taken the ...
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Labor branch stacking: Victoria administrators make 'first of many' recommendations

Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin want an end to cash payments and a new mechanism to ensure all ALP members pay their own feesSteve Bracks and Jenny Macklin – the Labor veterans installed as administrators in the Victorian branch after an extraordinary federal intervention – have recommended the ALP ban cash payments for memberships and renewals as part of efforts to stamp out industrial-scale branch-stacking.Labor’s national executive in June appointed Bracks and Macklin as administrators of the ...
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Victoria's Covid roadmap could wipe out 50% of small businesses, retail boss warns

Australian Retailers Association head Paul Zahra says Andrews government ignored ‘progressive reopening’ strategyFollow the Australia live blogVictoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid statsMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailRetail boss Paul Zahra has warned Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown could wipe out 50% of small businesses in the state as he accused the state government of failing to consider alternatives such as “prog...
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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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Melbourne anti-lockdown protests: at least 15 arrested in violent clashes with police

Protesters seen chanting ‘freedom’ and hurling abuse at police and media while not wearing masksFollow today’s coronavirus blogVictoria reports 76 coronavirus cases and 11 deaths as Daniel Andrews says roadmap not yet ‘finalised’Millions for aged care investors, but homes lack nurses: where does $13bn in federal funding go?At least 15 people have been arrested at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park after at least 200 protesters defied the city’s stage-four lockdowns to hold an anti...
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Pregnant woman arrested in Ballarat for posting anti-lockdown protest event on Facebook

Zoe Buhler the fourth person charged with incitement in Victoria in recent days as police take hardline approach to ‘Freedom Day’ protestsPolice in Victoria have arrested a pregnant 28-year-old woman in front of her partner and two children for planning an anti-lockdown protest in regional Victoria this weekend.Police arrested the woman, Zoe Buhler, at her home in Miners Rest near Ballarat on Wednesday after she created a “freedom day” event on Facebook calling for people to protest against the ...
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Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 70 new cases and five deaths while Senate passes jobkeeper 2.0

Daniel Andrews promises to reveal roadmap for easing restrictions on Sunday, as Coalition and Labor back subsidy changes. Follow all the updates, 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 5.33am BST Tim Watts to Scott Morrison:Elizabeth’s mum contracted COVID-19 at Benetas St George residential aged care in my electorate. First of all, for all...
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Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 70 new cases and five deaths while NSW adds 13 cases

Daniel Andrews promises to reveal roadmap for easing restrictions on Sunday. Follow all the 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 3.34am BST Senator Bridget McKenzie and Senator Perin Davey will be holding a press conference to talk the NSW-Victoria border changes. 3.33am BST Peter Lewis, director of the Australia Institute’s Centr...
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Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 41 deaths as NSW records 10 new cases

Figure of 41 deaths in Victoria includes 22 people who died in aged care but not reported until yesterday; legislation to extend but reduce jobkeeper and jobseeker payments will be considered by the Senate today. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria announces 73 new cases and 19 deaths in past 24 hoursFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronaviru...
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Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 19 deaths as fears grow for NSW clusters

Legislation to extend but reduce jobkeeper and jobseeker payments will be considered by the Senate today, as the Sydney CBD cluster grows. Follow all the latest news and updates, 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 1.21am BST I am still reeling from that number.That is so many families who have lost so much. 1.17am BST Daniel Andrew...
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Australia coronavirus live update: jobseeker on the agenda in parliament; NSW cluster warnings – latest news

Legislation to extend but reduce jobkeeper and jobseeker payments will be considered by the Senate today, as the Sydney CBD cluster grows. Follow all the latest news and updates, 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 11.12pm BST We are expecting Victoria’s Covid case numbers from the last 24 hours very soon.There have been 382 deaths linke...
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How a trust breakdown left Melbourne's minority communities hardest hit by Covid second wave

Melbourne’s top five areas for coronavirus cases in the latest outbreak are among the city’s most culturally and linguistically diverseVictoria and Melbourne trend mapMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 restrictionsSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailA breakdown of trust and poor government communications left Melbourne’s ethnically diverse and lower-income suburbs ill-prepared as Covid-19 raged through their communities, according to peak community bodies.Melbourne’s top f...
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Victoria's new coronavirus cases fall to lowest rate in two months as 18 more die from Covid-19

Premier Daniel Andrews says it is ‘too early’ to allow people who live alone to visit other householdsNSW reveals 14 new cases and sacking of quarantine guards as Queensland infections climbFollow today’s coronavirus blogAustralia’s state by state lockdown rules and restrictionsMelbourne and Victoria trend mapMelbourne stage 4 restrictionsThe number of new Covid-19 cases in Victoria has dropped below 100 for the first time since 5 July but the state has recorded another 18 deaths, 16 of those li...
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