Australia Covid live news update: Tasmania lockdown begins as PM and Perrottet at odds over borders

9.49pm BST 21:49 Hello everyone, it’s Caitlin Cassidy here, up and ready to guide you through this weekend’s news after a whopper Friday. NSW premier Dominic Perrottet yesterday made quite … Read More

Australia Covid live news update: Victoria looks to open early as 70% vaccine target met; NSW to decide on plan for 80% opening

9.42pm BST 21:42 NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has just been speaking in Sydney this morning, announcing the second part of his government’s business supports in the lead up to Christmas. … Read More

Australia Covid news live update: federal cabinet to debate net zero target; NSW, Victoria and ACT vaccination rates surge

9.29pm BST 21:29 Good morning everyone, it’s Matilda Boseley on the blog with you this morning. Get yourself a cup of coffee and settle in, because right off the bat … Read More

Australia Covid news live update: NSW Covid recovery package to be announced; Victorian government under pressure at inquiry

9.48pm BST 21:48 Katharine Murphy As Scott Morrison’s negotiations with the Nationals over climate policy reach a crunch point, the latest Guardian Essential poll suggests a majority of Australians want … Read More

Australia Covid news live update: health minister says Victoria will open for summer; Everest race day doubles capacity to 10,000; NSW lockdown lifts

Luke Donnellan advised me this afternoon that he would be resigning from the ministry effective immediately. I thank Luke for his contribution to the government in his various ministerial portfolios, … Read More

Australia Covid live update: NSW businesses prepare to reopen, Victorians warned cases yet to peak

10.49pm BST 22:49 Let’s talk about why NSW reopening tomorrow is so significant. Of course, it is significant for fully vaccinated residents who have spent the last few months living … Read More

Australia Covid live news update: Victoria cases expected to climb as NSW prepares for reopening

9.49pm BST 21:49 Good morning, and welcome to the live blog for Saturday 9 October. I’m Josh Taylor and I will be bringing you all the news this morning. Victoria’s … Read More