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Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; Scott Morrison to meet Brittany Higgins

A little earlier this afternoon the Australian federal police appeared at a spillover estimates hearing. Fair to say things became … a little circular. Bear with me as we enter the vortex. The Labor senator Kristina Keneally wanted the AFP commissioner Reece Kershaw to explain why, during a previous appearance before a Senate committee, he […]

Australia news live: Christine Holgate says she was ‘bullied’ and Australia Post chairman fabricated evidence

I know you will appreciate this and I apologise that I was never able to speak up before, because I do appreciate you’ve asked me many times. But we are silenced. We are told very clearly that we are not allowed to speak in it. I think even at the last Senate hearing on March […]

Australia news live: Turnbull says Murdoch campaigned against him for 2022 Abbott return; cyclone leaves WA town ‘flattened’

Former PM appears before a media diversity inquiry; Ben Roberts-Smith says allegations against him are ‘baseless’ and Seven Network confirms it will continue to employ the Australian soldier as a senior executive. Follow updates live • Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year • Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy […]

Coronavirus Australia live update: Covid vaccine rollout suffers major setback as under-50s told to avoid AstraZeneca

Sydney Zoo has been turning visitors away after an animal has reportedly escaped. Visitors have either been locked inside buildings or told to remain in their cars. Earlier reports incorrectly named Taronga Zoo as the site of the apparent jailbreak. A spokesperson for the Zoo could not be immediately reached for comment and details are […]

Australia news live: authorities to consider EU advice on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine and blood clots; changes to Sex Discrimination Act to cover MPs

I think we need to maintain a perspective on these issues and that’s what I’m sure Atagi will do over the course of today. I mean, you will have already been aware through other experts that have been in the media today putting in context the type of risk that needs to be managed here. […]

Australia news live: EU rejects Scott Morrison’s claim about missing 3.1m AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, live EU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching Australia Trans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 April Six key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rollout Disability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid […]

Australia news live updates: trans-Tasman Covid travel bubble to begin from 19 April, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces

Western Australia’s troubled health system is facing further scrutiny after the death of a young girl forced to wait for care at a Perth hospital, reports AAP. Seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath died at Perth Children’s hospital on Saturday after spending two hours waiting for treatment in the emergency department. She had been rushed to hospital with […]

Australia news live: premier announces three-day lockdown for Brisbane as Queensland records more Covid cases

So we have four new community-acquired cases overnight which means that the current cluster that we’re dealing with has seven cases. The initial two gentlemen, and now a brother of one of those that we think could be that link between the doctor who was infectious two weeks ago and this cluster, then we have […]

Australia politics live: Morrison considers cabinet reshuffle, NSW MP Michael Johnsen denies rape allegation

We’ve made it to the last House sitting day until the budget is handed down. Not that it means anything. All of the news has come from outside the chamber, overshadowing anything happening in Parliament House, and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. Overnight, NSW Nationals MP Michael Johnsen identified himself as the NSW […]

Australia live news: NSW to ease Covid restrictions; Eric Abetz denies making ‘unacceptable’ comments about Brittany Higgins

Yes, and that’s exactly what should happen. And, you know, there have been problems here for a very long time. And it’s not as you know, as people know, it’s not confined to one side of politics. And I don’t see how this thing should be sort of put in a partisan context. It shouldn’t […]