Tag Archives: New South Wales

Australia politics live: 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated; house parties are back in NSW

4.03pm EST 16:03 Elias Visontay The aged care royal commissioners, Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs, will present their final report into the sector to governor general David Hurley today. However, the Morrison government does not plan to immediately table it in parliament, meaning the report and its recommendations – which have been formulated following testimonies […]

Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

A mistake was made, a human error, and a serious error, and, of course, we need to learn from these mistakes if they occur. This error should not have happened and we apologise to the residents and their families and the carers at the facility for the distress that this has caused. I’m advised that […]

Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Mr Morrison is arguably the most powerful person in the land. He sets sets standards that form cultural expectations. His actions and inactions shape the culture. But when Four Corners raised serious concerns about the culture of mistreatment of women and his government, he tried to silence the ABC. When women complained of bullying in […]

Australia news live: NSW issues alert for Melbourne Holiday Inn guests after two more Covid cases

Each of them have been contacted, they are isolating at home. There are several high-risk individuals within that cohort. “Last night as part of our rapid public health response, we arranged for them to be tested after hours, a special run if you like. Five have so far come back negative and the balance of […]

Australia news live: Sydney lockout laws to end; day two of Covid-safe Australian Open

3.37pm EST 15:37 Sydney to remove last of lockout laws The last of Sydney’s lockout laws will be scrapped next month, AAP report. The laws shutting down drinks venues from 1.30am were removed from venues in Sydney’s CBD in January last year but had remained in Kings Cross. From March 8, they will be removed […]

Australia news live: Melbourne quarantine hotel worker tests positive for Covid; NSW issues alert over returned traveller case

Good morning, Matilda Boseley here to bring you all the important news this beautiful Monday morning (although as we shall see, it’s probably more beautiful if you don’t live in Sydney or Melbourne). If you see anything that you think I should be aware of or should be in the blog send me a message […]

Daniel Andrews gives Victoria Covid update after Australian Open hotel worker tests positive – politics live

I am always happy to sit down with the prime minister and see if there are some bespoke facilities that can be built. That might give you some greater capacity and might be useful not just for this pandemic but events that could occur in the future. Bushfires, all sorts of different things. Emergency housing […]

Australia politics live: RBA holds cash rate at 0.1% as government shuts down attempt to censure Craig Kelly

I want to update you on another emergency situation with bushfires threatening lives and homes north-east of Perth. I understand DFES will do a media conference and provide a comprehensive update on the Wooroloo fire situation later today. I urge people to listen to the advice and follow the instructions. People in the area are […]

Australia news live: Gladys Berejiklian announces no more Covid hotspots in NSW as Asic chairman to stand down

At the peak of this crisis, $250bn worth of loans had their repayments deferred. About three-quarters of those loans were home loans and about a quarter of them referred to SME loans. As of the most recent data, 80% of those home loans where the repayments were deferred, payments have started again, and about 90% […]

Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble

New Zealand has been ranked the best performer in managing Covid-19 while Australia is ranked eighth, according to an index published by the Lowy Institute today. The Lowy Institute’s new interactive feature – the Covid Performance Index – looks at how countries and territories have performed in responding to the pandemic. It’s based on crunching […]