France has expressed fury over Australia’s surprise decision to scrap a huge submarine deal in favour of nuclear-powered subs from the US, describing it as a ‘stab in the back’ from Canberra and a strain on its friendly relationship with Washington. ‘We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, this trust has been betrayed,’ said the French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian
Australia politics live news updates: Morrison faces fallout over net zero ‘plan’; fully vaccinated free to leave Australia
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International travel exception scrapped for vaccinated Australians; PM faces mounting criticism over roadmap for reducing emissions by 2050. Follow all the day’s news
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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has released the government’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and updated Australia’s 2030 projection to between 30% and 35% as he prepares to fly to Glasgow for...
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Prime minister expected to reveal how Australia will meet climate commitment after cabinet formally adopted target
Australia news live update: cabinet meets to finalise 2050 net zero deal, Victoria to lift Covid travel restrictions by Friday
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In exchange for Nationals’ support for the climate emissions target, the Morrison government will sign off on a regional transition package. Follow the day’s developments live
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Labour has accused Rishi Sunak of presiding over a “smoke and mirrors” budget after he conceded that just 20% of his biggest single spending commitment unveiled before the speech is made up of new money. The Treasury ...
Australia Covid live updates: Victoria to have freedom of movement from Friday as state records 1,935 cases; 296 cases in NSW
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Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says freedom of movement to resume from 6pm Friday as state records 1,935 new cases, 11 deaths; NSW records 296 new cases and four deaths – follow all today’s news
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The Australian government says it wants to help Taiwan decarbonise its economy, flagging this as the next area of cooperation with the democratically ruled island, amid ongoing tensions with China. The trade minister,...
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A near-perfect opening quarter proved to be enough for England to hold off a gallant second-half effort from France and secure Shaun Wane’s first win as national coach. Wane’s side for the Test in Perpignan included e...