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Pubs, cafes and hairdressers to reopen when NSW reaches 70% vaccination target next month
State’s roadmap out of Covid is expected to be announced on Thursday along with lifting of lockdown in parts of regional NSW

Anne Davies

08, Sep, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Australia to have vaccine passport system ready within weeks for international travel
The Morrison government is developing internationally recognised vaccination certificates, trade minister Dan Tehan says

Daniel Hurst and Paul Karp

08, Sep, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Labor senator Kristina Keneally to run in lower house seat at next election
The former NSW premier will seek preselection in the safe western Sydney seat of Fowler, replacing retiring MP Chris Hayes

Katharine Murphy Political editor

08, Sep, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Western Sydney to stay in harsher lockdown; Victoria to bring back ‘ring of steel’ – as it happened
Victoria to lift regional lockdown for most areas after 221 new coronavirus cases; NSW records nine deaths and 1,480 cases. This blog is now closed

Matilda Boseley

08, Sep, 2021 @9:23 AM

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Vaccination will be compulsory for more than half of NSW’s public sector workers. But not for our parliament | Anne Davies
Gladys Berejiklian’s government is not practicing what it preaches on mandatory Covid vaccines

Anne Davies

08, Sep, 2021 @8:43 AM

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Victoria Police ‘will not tolerate’ anyone organising further gatherings against Covid rules
Six people so far have been fined $5452 each after an illegal gathering in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea, as police also investigate the alleged assault of a cameraman

Josh Taylor

08, Sep, 2021 @7:20 AM

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Victoria Covid update: restrictions to ease in most regional areas as state records 221 new cases
Premier Daniel Andrews says lockdowns will be targeted rather than statewide if new clusters emerge in the future

Caitlin Cassidy

08, Sep, 2021 @7:13 AM

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Pfizer asked to meet with Greg Hunt about ‘millions of doses’ of vaccine but was offered bureaucrat instead
Correspondence from the pharmaceutical giant released under FOI shows meeting was accepted but without health minister attending

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

08, Sep, 2021 @6:58 AM

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NSW Covid update: Gladys Berejiklian considers home quarantine as state records 1,480 new cases
Premier foreshadows a transition away from hotel quarantine and the use of monitoring technology for international travellers

Elias Visontay

08, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Melbourne clinic offers ivermectin despite it not being approved as a Covid treatment
The clinic, which set up an online page to book $85 consultations for the drug, has been listed as a coronavirus exposure site

Josh Taylor

08, Sep, 2021 @6:03 AM

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The Delta Covid variant and children: transmission in kids is low and only 2% hospitalised, report finds
While the Delta wave has seen a fivefold increase in outbreaks in schools and childcare in Australia, most kids have mild or no symptoms

Melissa Davey Medical editor

08, Sep, 2021 @5:50 AM

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Alan Tudge says he doesn’t want students to be taught ‘hatred’ of Australia in fiery Triple J interview
Education minister says Anzac Day should not be presented as ‘contested’ in draft national curriculum

Daniel Hurst

08, Sep, 2021 @5:12 AM

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