Melbourne Cup to begin, NSW COVID cases grow, Victoria COVID cases grow, Australia vaccination rate nears 80 per cent, G20 summit ends, COP26 Glasgow summit to begin

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Scott Morrison should apologise to French President Emmanuel Macron, saying the way he ended the $90 billion submarine deal was “shameful”. Mr Turnbull accused the PM of “elaborately and duplicitously” deceiving France when he abandoned the multi-billion dollar contract in favour of an agreement to build nuclear submarines with …

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Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File Photo/File Photo MELBOURNE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Melbourne, the world’s most locked-down city that emerged from its …

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Covid Victoria: Melbourne exits 6th lockdown as 80pc vax rate approaches

As Melbourne exits its sixth lockdown, eyes are now on a “super Saturday” with Victoria to hit the 80pc double-vaxxed mark before the end of month. Melbourne could be in line for a “super Saturday” with Victoria to hit the key 80 per cent double-vaccinated mark as early as October 29. The prediction comes as …

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Melbourne lockdown ends, Victoria restrictions ease, Victoria COVID cases grow, NSW COVID cases grow, Australia vaccination rate surpasses 70 per cent; Gladys Berejiklian ICAC inquiry continues, Cleo Smith search continues

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has gone on the defensive after the Government blocked a Labor motion late on Wednesday to refer Christian Porter to the privileges committee over his use of a blind trust to pay legal fees. Speaking on the Today show earlier, Mr Morrison said the Government has referred the “broader issue” of …

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Victoria Covid update: Melbourne lockdown to end on Friday after state reaches 70% vaccination rate | Melbourne

Melbourne’s lockdown will end five days earlier than anticipated – and with a greater easing of restrictions than planned – as Victoria races to its 70% fully vaccinated target. The state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, made the announcement on Sunday and said Victorians could celebrate the imminent end of their sixth lockdown. “As of 11.59pm Thursday …

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