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Morrison: Pfizer vaccine approved for Australians over 16

Morrison: Pfizer vaccine approved for Australians over 16

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the long-awaited TGA approval of the Pfizer vaccine for Australians over the age of 16, exactly one year since the first case of the virus was recorded at the beginning of 2020. The prime minister noted the approval was not only for emergency situations but instead provided formal approval...

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Anti-vaxxers could be refused entry to New South Wales venues under radical plan

Anti-vaxxers could be refused entry to New South Wales venues under radical plan

New South Wales residents who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine may be blocked from entering select venues under a radical plan flagged by the premier. Premier Gladys Berejiklian is purportedly considering the plan that would require patrons to prove their vaccination status before entering venues including cafes, restaurants and pubs which can be considered...

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Victoria reopens borders to Sydney as ‘red zones’ remain in place

Victoria reopens borders to Sydney as ‘red zones’ remain in place

Scores of Victorians left stranded in Greater Sydney by Victoria’s new travel permit system will be allowed to return home from Monday night, after large swathes of the city were downgraded from ‘red’ to ‘orange’ zones. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton today revealed the change to the state’s ‘traffic light’...

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Morrison government under pressure to curb Liberal MP Craig Kelly and Nationals’ George Christensen Facebook posts

Morrison government under pressure to curb Liberal MP Craig Kelly and Nationals’ George Christensen Facebook posts

The Morrison government is under increasing pressure to stop two of its MPs spreading dangerous coronavirus misinformation. Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Health Minister Greg Hunt have refused to publicly condemn Liberal MP Craig Kelly and the Nationals’ George Christensen. The conservative backbenchers have used Facebook to share conspiracy theories about controversial unproven coronavirus...

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Palmer ‘won’t spend one dollar’ on WA poll

Palmer ‘won’t spend one dollar’ on WA poll

Clive Palmer has declared he won’t spend a single dollar on the upcoming West Australian election while taking aim at the “inept” state Liberal leader. The billionaire’s ongoing feud with Premier Mark McGowan had raised expectations he would campaign against the Labor government’s re-election, having bankrolled radio and television advertisements targeting the premier last year....

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PM Morrison: Pandemic the priority, not election

PM Morrison: Pandemic the priority, not election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declined to rule out an election this year, but says his “one priority” for 2021 is getting the nation through the coronavirus pandemic. There is speculation Mr Morrison could call a poll in the second half of the year. The legal window for calling a House of Representatives and half-Senate...

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Urgent National Cabinet meeting called as PM responds to the UK Covid strain

Urgent National Cabinet meeting called as PM responds to the UK Covid strain

The prime minister has called a special meeting of National Cabinet on Friday morning after three further cases of the more transmissible UK variant of COVID-19 were detected in Australia. Scott Morrison said Premiers and Chief Ministers would convene to consider a proposal from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee “to further strengthen the COVID...

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UK looks to ‘special relationship’ with EU post-Brexit

UK looks to ‘special relationship’ with EU post-Brexit

A last-minute post-Brexit trade deal will enable Britain to have a “special relationship” with the EU, British Cabinet Minister Michael Gove says, a term traditionally used to describe close ties with the US. The agreement now makes it possible to leave the difficult and “ugly” Brexit process behind and embark on a new, more hopeful...

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