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Australia news live: NSW Aboriginal deaths in custody inquiry recommends sweeping reforms; dance squad blasts ABC over navy twerking coverage

The statement you make when you intend to continue locking up 10-year-old Aboriginal children, when you’re happy to take mothers away from their families when you are happy to continue the never-ending cycle of incarceration … The government hide behind treaty talks and the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission. These processes are important, but they’re no excuse […]

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: 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 […]

ALP national conference 2021: Anthony Albanese to announce $15bn Covid recovery fund – live

Yes, I certainly support and endorse the words of my colleagues Linda Burney and Pat Dodson. We are incredibly pleased to be able to come before the national Labor conference in support of improving the lives of First Nations people right across the country. We certainly want to focus on many things in particular through […]

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 […]

Australia politics live: Morrison gives press conference; vaccine website errors put pressure on Coalition

Christian Porter was working on these matters in countless hours of consultations with employers and unions. You know, as I said back at the Press Club last year, we will give that a go. We will bring everybody together. We will get them around the table. We will seek to come up with a sensible […]