Victoria

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Victoria’s electric vehicle tax faces high court challenge
Case, launched by two Melbourne EV drivers, will argue the levy is unconstitutional and ‘similar to the GST which is a commonwealth tax’

Lisa Cox

16, Sep, 2021 @10:53 AM

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China issues submarine warning; Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws – as it happened
Paul Keating slams submarine deal, warning of US-China tensions. This blog is now closed

Justine Landis-Hanley, Matilda Boseley (and) Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

16, Sep, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Cleaner saw Malka Leifer at school with girls on Sundays, court hears
Mario Toledo tells committal hearing he did not hear what was said between Leifer and the girls, and he often saw another teacher at the school on Sundays

Nino Bucci

16, Sep, 2021 @5:32 AM

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Victoria Covid restrictions: Melbourne lockdown, curfew and regional Vic coronavirus rules explained
Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews has announced eased restrictions across most of Victoria as the state reaches its 70% first-dose vaccination target. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare and work

Guardian staff

16, Sep, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Religious schools in Victoria will lose right to sack workers based on sexuality in law change
Victoria’s attorney general Jaclyn Symes says the state’s current legislation is out of step with other parts of Australia

Josh Taylor

16, Sep, 2021 @3:31 AM

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Victoria’s interstate Covid travel permit regime being urgently investigated by ombudsman
Allan Meers, trapped in NSW after visiting a terminally ill friend, is one of dozens who have complained to Deborah Glass

Nino Bucci

15, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Fears vulnerable people on NDIS will be left unvaccinated when NSW reopens
Exclusive: Data reveals Covid vaccination rates among NDIS participants lag the general population

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

15, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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More than 2,000 healthcare workers in isolation placing hospital systems under pressure
Some healthcare staff in NSW, Victoria and ACT are working 16-hour shifts to cover for those unavailable due to infection or exposure to Covid

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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NSW hits vaccination milestone; Ballarat to enter seven-day lockdown; ACT outlines roadmap; Vic police to shutdown Melbourne public transport on Saturday – as it happened
Today’s news as it happened

Justine Landis-Hanley and Matilda Boseley

15, Sep, 2021 @8:58 AM

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Victoria Covid update: public transport in Melbourne will pause on Saturday to thwart protesters
Ballarat to go back into lockdown for seven days as state reports 423 new cases and Brett Sutton warns Victorians ‘we haven’t peaked’

Josh Taylor

15, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Principal of Fitzroy school at centre of Covid cluster denies breaking latest Melbourne lockdown rules
Timothy Berryman argues virus poses little risk to children and that campuses should be open

Calla Wahlquist

15, Sep, 2021 @5:38 AM

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5km and 10km from home radius map: check how far you can travel and where your Sydney or Melbourne bubbles overlap
Want to know what’s within the 5km or 10km travel limit around you? Use our interactive map and calculator to see where you can and can’t go under NSW and Victoria lockdown restrictions.

Andy Ball and Nick Evershed

15, Sep, 2021 @4:57 AM

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