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Australia Covid update live: NSW hits vaccination milestone; Ballarat to enter seven-day lockdown; ACT outlines roadmap Australia Covid update live: NSW hits vaccination milestone; Ballarat to enter seven-day lockdown; ACT outlines roadmap
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That just about wraps things up for today. But before we go, let’s recap the biggest developments:
NSW reported 1,259 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 today, and 12 Covid-19 related deaths.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian also announced that it will be against the law for unvaccinated people to attend venues once 70% vaccination is reached.
ACT recorded 13 new local Covid-19 cases, with only five in isolation for their entire quarantine period. Eight had spent time in the community.
Victoria recorded 423 cases, all locally acquired. Of these, 149 of them were linked.
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced that restrictions would ease for the regional town of Shepparton from midnight tonight.
But Andrews confirmed that authorities have reported Covid cases and wastewater detections in the Ballarat area. As a result, from 11:59pm tonight, the city of Ballarat will have to go back into a lockdown for seven days.
Victoria Police announced that they will shut down public transport from 8am - 2pm this Saturday to try and thwart a planned anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne’s CBD.
NT chief minister Michael Gunner announced authorities expect the Territory to hit 80% fully vaccinated by mid-November. About 50% of the Northern Territory population is fully vaccinated.
Gunner also announced what border closures will look like once the NT hits the 80% fully vaccinated target, and said that the authorities will require high-risk workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine.
That’s all from me today. Thank you so much for joining us. This is Justine Landis-Hanley signing off.
Of course.Of course.
The Western Australian premier, Mark McGowan, has tweeted an updated on today’s Covid-19 situation. He just wanted to let you know the state is still at zero new cases. The Western Australian premier, Mark McGowan, has tweeted an update on today’s Covid-19 situation. He just wanted to let you know the state is still at zero new cases.
(I am very happy for WA, I write from the apartment I haven’t left in weeks, as daily cases in my state continue to rise through the hundreds.)(I am very happy for WA, I write from the apartment I haven’t left in weeks, as daily cases in my state continue to rise through the hundreds.)
Our friends at AAP have reported that just 2% of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care since Australia’s vaccine rollout started were fully vaccinated.Our friends at AAP have reported that just 2% of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care since Australia’s vaccine rollout started were fully vaccinated.
AAP:AAP:
Victorian parliament’s upper house has passed a motion allowing MPs to sit online.Victorian parliament’s upper house has passed a motion allowing MPs to sit online.
A new vaccination clinic is opening up next Monday in Ultimo, Sydney. If you live in the area and haven’t gotten your jab yet, this is your sign to book in.A new vaccination clinic is opening up next Monday in Ultimo, Sydney. If you live in the area and haven’t gotten your jab yet, this is your sign to book in.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, regarding Christian Porter:Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, regarding Christian Porter:
After inquiries about Christian Porter’s legal fees, a spokesman for Scott Morrison told Guardian Australia:After inquiries about Christian Porter’s legal fees, a spokesman for Scott Morrison told Guardian Australia:
“The Prime Minister is taking this matter seriously and has discussed the matter with the Minister today.“The Prime Minister is taking this matter seriously and has discussed the matter with the Minister today.
The Prime Minister is seeking advice from his department on any implications for the Ministerial Standards and any actions the Minister must take to ensure that he meets the Standards.”The Prime Minister is seeking advice from his department on any implications for the Ministerial Standards and any actions the Minister must take to ensure that he meets the Standards.”
The director of Human Rights Watch Australia, Elaine Pearson, has weighed in on the announcement that Victoria police will be shutting down public transport from 8am to 2pm on Saturday.The director of Human Rights Watch Australia, Elaine Pearson, has weighed in on the announcement that Victoria police will be shutting down public transport from 8am to 2pm on Saturday.
The principal of a Melbourne primary school that is at the centre of a Covid-19 cluster has told our reporter Calla Wahlquist he did not break recent lockdown rules.The principal of a Melbourne primary school that is at the centre of a Covid-19 cluster has told our reporter Calla Wahlquist he did not break recent lockdown rules.
Her full story is here:Her full story is here:
Here is our full wrap up of the Covid news in New South Wales from earlier today:Here is our full wrap up of the Covid news in New South Wales from earlier today:
Victoria Police chief commissioner Shane Patton has announced police will shut down the Melbourne metro public transport network between 8am-2pm on Saturday in an effort to prevent an anti-lockdown protest in the city.Victoria Police chief commissioner Shane Patton has announced police will shut down the Melbourne metro public transport network between 8am-2pm on Saturday in an effort to prevent an anti-lockdown protest in the city.
Anyone caught at the protest will receive a $5,000 fine.Anyone caught at the protest will receive a $5,000 fine.
We are seeking further information.We are seeking further information.
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has released a statement saying that they are frustrated by the inaccuracies in vaccination numbers for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has released a statement saying that they are frustrated by the inaccuracies in vaccination numbers for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.
They say that errors in vaccine data collection managed by the commonwealth government has led to an overrepresentation of the vaccine numbers of the ATSI community in Victoria. The inaccuracies have now been corrected.They say that errors in vaccine data collection managed by the commonwealth government has led to an overrepresentation of the vaccine numbers of the ATSI community in Victoria. The inaccuracies have now been corrected.
VACCHO CEO Jill Gallagher AO said accurate data plays a crucial role in helping refocus efforts to get the community vaccinated.VACCHO CEO Jill Gallagher AO said accurate data plays a crucial role in helping refocus efforts to get the community vaccinated.
More great vaccine news for this beautiful state I live in (you’re also doing great, states I don’t live in!)More great vaccine news for this beautiful state I live in (you’re also doing great, states I don’t live in!)
Greens to move motion of no confidence in Christian PorterGreens to move motion of no confidence in Christian Porter
Queensland recorded no new locally acquired cases today, but has announced new exposure sites in Oxley and Goondiwindi.Queensland recorded no new locally acquired cases today, but has announced new exposure sites in Oxley and Goondiwindi.
These include:These include:
The Oxley Hotel on 8 September, between 7.11pm - 9.11pmThe Oxley Hotel on 8 September, between 7.11pm - 9.11pm
Goondiwindi BP Truckstop (inside and outside the BP service station) on 8 September, between 1.51pm - 2.21pmGoondiwindi BP Truckstop (inside and outside the BP service station) on 8 September, between 1.51pm - 2.21pm
Click here for the full list of QLD exposure sites.Click here for the full list of QLD exposure sites.
Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy called on the state government to end curfews. Only, the media release handed out to journalists before he spoke clearly called on the government to end the lockdowns, forcing Guy to admit it was a typo.Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy called on the state government to end curfews. Only, the media release handed out to journalists before he spoke clearly called on the government to end the lockdowns, forcing Guy to admit it was a typo.
Look, typos happen to the best of us. But this one is particularly awkward.Look, typos happen to the best of us. But this one is particularly awkward.