Tag Archives: Victoria

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 politics live: Dan Andrews announces end of Victoria Covid lockdown at midnight in press conference update

Premier says some coronavirus restrictions remain; Turnbull says it’s ‘incredible’ Morrison did not know about Brittany Higgins rape allegations. Follow live Warnings on privately run Australian quarantine centres More than a quarter of Australians unsure about Covid vaccine Melbourne hotspots, Victoria lockdown rules Follow our global coronavirus live blog 11.43pm GMT Back to Daniel Andrews […]

Australia politics live: Daniel Andrews gives press conference update on Victoria cases; jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns

Pressure mounts for Coalition to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment; Australia closes quarantine-free border to New Zealand after coronavirus cases confirmed as UK variant. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Victoria Covid hotspots 11.44pm GMT It’s an all-for-one lockdown, and not just a Melbourne one, Daniel Andrews says, because there […]

Coronavirus live: Victoria calls for quarantine rethink; Venezuela receives Sputnik V vaccine

6.29pm EST 18:29 Queensland has reported no cases of Covid-19. Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) Sunday 14 February – coronavirus cases in Queensland: • 0 new cases• 7 active cases• 1,320 total cases• 1,855,311 tests conducted Sadly, six Queenslanders with COVID-19 have died. 1,301 patients have recovered.#covid19 pic.twitter.com/sERtC7xV4W February 13, 2021 6.09pm EST 18:09 It’s still a […]

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: WA reports no new Covid cases as national cabinet raises international flight caps

The premier had made comments last year about whether we should be using places like Christmas Island and things like that. And our advice has been very consistent, that those are not conducive to the task. That’s why we’re at Howard Springs. I mean, the national resilience facility there, as it’s called, that was the […]

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 […]