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Australia live news update: PM to give press conference; Andrews government secures votes for amended pandemic legislation
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Amy Remeikis

30, Nov, 2021 @1:12 AM

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‘No compassion’: why thousands of Queenslanders remain stranded on the NSW border
Official confusion has left residents who travelled south during the pandemic living in campsites and showgrounds for months

Jennifer King and Ben Smee

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Northern Territory records two cases including returned traveller from South Africa – as it happened
Australians attempting to return from nine southern African nations to be subject to hotel quarantine. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Ben Smee (earlier)

27, Nov, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Omicron Covid variant: Greg Hunt backflips as Australia shuts border to southern Africa
Australians attempting to return home from southern Africa will be allowed into the country, but ordered into mandatory hotel quarantine

Ben Smee

27, Nov, 2021 @4:58 AM

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Queensland Human Rights Commission flooded with inquiries due to Covid border confusion
Commissioner says lack of detail has ‘created a vacuum where misinformation is able to be spread’

Ben Smee

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Indigenous leaders say voter ID bill could be seen as ‘outright display of discrimination’
Cape York and Torres Strait mayors tell Scott Morrison proposed laws would discourage First Nations people from voting

Ben Smee

23, Nov, 2021 @1:48 AM

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Air New Zealand cancels flights to Australia – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) Amy Remeikis (earlier)

22, Nov, 2021 @7:54 AM

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Victoria protests escalate as child under 10 among new deaths – as it happened
NSW reports 182 cases and ACT 14; anti-fascist activists vow to counter ‘freedom rallies’ they claim have been infiltrated by far-right groups. This blog is now closed

Tory Shepherd and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

20, Nov, 2021 @7:16 AM

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Queenslanders cancel flights after overseas-born children and spouses forced into hotel quarantine
Under Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan, Australian citizens and permanent residents able to quarantine at home after 17 December while other international arrivals directed to hotel quarantine

Ben Smee

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Covid live: Florida bans businesses from requiring jabs while Greece imposes new curbs on unvaccinated
UK cases remain high; Greek PM introduces more restrictions for unjabbed, following Austria, where daily infections hit a new record

Tom Ambrose (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

19, Nov, 2021 @12:25 AM

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Victoria pandemic powers bill debate postponed – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly (now), Stephanie Convery (earlier) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

18, Nov, 2021 @8:31 AM

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‘Really scary’: NT health workers fear for Indigenous communities amid Covid outbreak
Aboriginal health service says vulnerable people in Katherine at risk due to crowded homes and lack of services

Ben Smee

18, Nov, 2021 @5:10 AM

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