Australian politics

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews holds daily press conference as state records 372 new Covid cases | Australia news

It is a rather comprehensive question, thank you. Firstly, we, of course, and have many times, and in fact my colleague, Prof Kidd has had – I think his 50th webinar with

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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 19 deaths and 322 new Covid cases as Queensland avoids widespread outbreak | World news

There is a lot more of this popping up now – federal Victorian government MPs publicly criticising the Andrews government – something the prime minister has said he wants to avoid (at

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert in good health in Iran with access to medical treatment and books, Dfat says | World news

Detained British-Australian academic Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert is in good health and has access to food, medical treatment and books inside Qarchak women’s prison, Australia’s ambassador to Iran has said. The ambassador, Lyndall

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Victoria to announce stage 4 coronavirus lockdown restrictions with federal backing | Melbourne

The Victorian government is set to announce the details of tougher lockdown measures on Sunday afternoon. Guardian Australia understands the premier, Daniel Andrews, will spell out the details shortly after lunchtime on

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Victoria’s Covid-19 aged care disaster: ‘this virus is like a fire out of control’ | Australia news

The disaster unfolding in Victoria’s aged care homes was “absolutely foreseeable”, one of the country’s foremost experts in aged care says. Authorities knew some facilities had poorly trained workers and underpaid part-time

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‘Better for Her Majesty not to know’: palace letters reveal Queen’s role in sacking of Australian PM Whitlam | Australia news

Secret correspondence between Buckingham Palace and the governor general of Australia reveal discussion of a “last resort” option to dismiss then prime minister Gough Whitlam, but the final decision on the sacking

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