Australia politics live: 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated; house parties are back in NSW

Rules about dancing and singing in public have eased in NSW today as Victorians expect an announcement about lifting of restrictions. Follow latest updates Australia’s vaccine rollout: early errors, cancellations … Read More

Australia politics live: questions surround timing of AFP decision to notify Dutton of alleged rape

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the city reported three new local Covid cases Man accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament … Read More

Australia news live: Albanese to get Covid jab; government under pressure over handling of Higgins’ claim

Labor leader will received Covid-19 vaccination today; Morrison to face more questions over releasing report into what his office knew of rape allegations. Follow all the latest news and updates, … Read More

Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Phase 1a of the vaccine program starts today; questions about the government’s response to Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations likely to dominate parliament. Follow all the latest news and updates, live … Read More

Australia news live: Victoria records three new Covid cases; PM refuses to give in to Facebook news ban

Scott Morrison vows to push ahead with media bargaining code after social media giant blocks news in Australia. Follow all the developments live Scott Morrison attacks Facebook for move to … Read More

Australian politics live: Facebook blocks news across the country; Victoria comes out of lockdown

Social media giant blames proposed media bargaining code for decision; some restrictions remain in place in Victoria as businesses reopen. Follow all the developments live Facebook blocks Australian users and … Read More

Australia politics live: jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns; NZ Covid cases confirmed as UK variant

Pressure mounts for government to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment ahead of coronavirus supplement expiring next month. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 8.57pm GMT Ticking … Read More

Australia news live: national cabinet to consider raising international flight caps and changes to hotel quarantine

Federal government in talks on regional quarantine facility as Scott Morrison hopes to secure agreement to lift international flight caps Get guards out of corridors at quarantine hotels and get … Read More