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Victoria Covid restrictions: reopening rules for Melbourne, regional Vic, freedoms for vaccinated people – explained
Melbourne’s restrictions ease from 6pm, 29 October. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare, retail and work

Guardian staff

28, Oct, 2021 @10:12 AM

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Former finance minister who helped sink carbon price now urging Australia to adopt one
Mathias Cormann, now head of the OECD, was instrumental in repealing the nation’s key climate policy in 2014

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @9:19 AM

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Morrison to push social media reform at G20; Tony Smith steps down as Speaker – as it happened
Scott Morrison gives update confirming Covid booster shots approved from 8 November; Victoria’s new pandemic laws under scrutiny as state records 1,923 cases and 25 deaths. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

28, Oct, 2021 @7:46 AM

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‘Go grab a rifle’: Barnaby Joyce says the only way to meet methane reduction targets is to start shooting cattle
Scott Morrison and his deputy prime minister disagree over key methane emissions target ahead of Cop26

Sarah Martin, Peter Hannam and Adam Morton

28, Oct, 2021 @7:25 AM

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Icac hearing: Gladys Berejiklian told Daryl Maguire ‘I’ll throw money at Wagga’ in intercepted call
In explosive hearing, former MP said he and the former NSW premier were in love and discussed marriage and children

Michael McGowan

28, Oct, 2021 @6:08 AM

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming withdraws apology for online treatment of two Brisbane women
Unrepentant federal MP tells parliament it is now ‘obvious’ that bullying allegations in March were ‘fabricated’

Paul Karp

28, Oct, 2021 @5:48 AM

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Daryl Maguire intercepted phone calls aired at Icac hearing – as it happened
The former Wagga MP tells hearing he was in love with Berejiklian and discussed marriage and having a child

Michael McGowan

28, Oct, 2021 @4:46 AM

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Victoria Covid update: restrictions set to ease as state marks deadliest day of pandemic this year
State records 25 deaths in one day as it nears an 80% vaccination rate and prepares to lift restrictions from Friday night

Mostafa Rachwani

28, Oct, 2021 @3:15 AM

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An ode to Melbourne’s Montague Street bridge: swallower of trucks, monument to failure
Another truck got stuck under the infamous overpass on Tuesday, breaking a 105-day no-accident streak. Normalcy has returned

Patrick Lenton

28, Oct, 2021 @2:43 AM

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Will methane cuts cause cattle culls and ruin the gas industry? Or is it just hot air from the Coalition?
The Morrison government released its net zero plan and Angus Taylor penned a scary piece about methane, but both lacked substance

Graham Readfearn

28, Oct, 2021 @1:32 AM

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Pauline Hanson claims credit for Coalition’s controversial voter ID laws
Opponents warn eligible voters in vulnerable groups, including Indigenous Australians, may be discouraged or excluded from voting

Paul Karp

28, Oct, 2021 @1:25 AM

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Sharp rise in energy use comes as Australians buy extra appliances in lockdown
Households are embracing home cooking as pandemic supercharges uptake of rooftop solar

Cait Kelly

27, Oct, 2021 @10:05 PM

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