Tag Archives: Queensland

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: 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: 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 […]

Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

New South Wales has recorded no new cases of locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 for the 10th day in a row. There are two new cases in hotel quarantine. There were 9,723 tests conducted in the 24-hours to 8pm last night – higher than in previous days but still well below target. NSW deputy chief health […]

Australia news live: Emirates to resume flights; tennis player tests positive to Covid-19

I’ll simply say this: Australia is more than 25m stories. More than 25m. Each of us can trace our stories back into our own Australia: Indigenous Australia, First Nations Australia. All the stories are important. All stories should be respected. On Australia Day it is important to do that – understanding the loss, the gains, […]

Australia news live: NSW, Victoria and Queensland report no new Covid cases; Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine

7.38pm EST 19:38 Unemployment drops to 6.6% Paul Karp The labour force statistics are out – and unemployment has fallen by 0.2% to 6.6%. Of the 50,000 new jobs created in December, most (35,700) were full-time jobs, with a further 14,300 part-time jobs. The other headline figures are:The participation rate increased to 66.2%.Employment increased to […]

Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria records 14 days with no local Covid cases as two tennis players test positive

Obviously we have said consistently through the last four years the alliance transcends any individual, it is the centrepiece of Australia’s foreign policy, it’s our most important relationship. But there is no doubt that this has been a tumultuous and challenging time for America’s allies including Australia and we look forward to President Biden’s administration […]

Coronavirus Australia live: three of four Covid-19 cases found in Victorian hotel quarantine linked to the Australian Open

Stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year. Follow latest updates NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 11.41pm GMT Just back on Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and the Australian Open: he made mention that some of the positive tests recorded earlier this week have […]

Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

4.18pm EST 16:18 This is an interesting piece about people of colour moving to regional areas during the pandemic: 4.08pm EST 16:08 The Australian Open starts next month, and there’s already a fair bit of concern about how many players and officials travelling to Melbourne have tested positive to Covid-19. But Victorian opposition MP Tim […]