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Australia news live: renewed calls for Biloela family to be resettled, Melbourne enters 12th day of lockdown

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Advocates plea for a family detained on Christmas Island to come to Australia after the youngest daughter medically evacuated to Perth

Covid news live: Russia sees 997 deaths as cases continue to soar; Melbourne to lift stay-at-home orders

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Melbourne student and climate activist runs for board seat at energy giant AGL

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An 18-year-old student and climate change campaigner is bidding for a seat on the board of energy company AGL, Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Ashjayeen Sharif, from Melbourne, wants the company to phase o...

Record pace of Melbourne Covid outbreak and delayed vaccine rollout blamed for Victoria lockdown

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Victorian contact tracers are in danger of being overwhelmed by a Covid-19 outbreak “running faster than we have ever recorded”, the acting Victorian premier James Merlino said as he announced a seven-day circuit-brea...

Australia Covid live news update: NSW confirms 11 deaths, 1,043 cases; Victoria records one death, 733 cases; police await fifth day of Melbourne protests

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International students could return to NSW by 2022; police standing by for more protests in Melbourne; more than half of over-16s now vaccinated; Victorians urged not to gather illegally on grand final day as state re...

Queensland and NSW on alert after traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for Covid

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Queensland has recorded a local case of Covid-19 after a Melbourne couple left their home city during lockdown and travelled to the Sunshine Coast via New South Wales. A 44-year-old woman from Melbourne tested positiv...

Melbourne stabbing: two men in hospital after Brunswick shopping centre attack

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Two men have been taken to hospital after being stabbed inside a Melbourne shopping centre. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the attack at Barkly Square in Brunswick just after 8am on Monday, and wer...

‘A linchpin’: Tributes paid after New Zealand hip hop artist Louie Knuxx dies in Melbourne

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Tributes are pouring in for New Zealand hip-hop artist Louie Knuxx, whose real name is Todd Williams, after he died of a heart attack, in Melbourne on Friday morning. He was 42. He was running on a treadmill in his ho...

Operator of unvaccinated Melbourne nursing home rejects minister’s claim residents opted out

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The families of residents at an unvaccinated Melbourne aged care home say they are “flabbergasted” by comments from the aged care minister, Richard Colbeck, who claimed those not yet vaccinated “have chosen not to tak...

‘Absolutely madness’: Melbourne teenagers reveal they are behind leading Covid tracking website

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It turns out one of the most authoritative Covid-19 tracking sites in Australia is run by three teenagers. The trio, who have been running CovidbaseAU, became part of their own statistics after getting their first dos...

Morning mail: G7 talks to begin, Melbourne lockdown lifts, Brisbane Olympic bid

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Good morning – especially to Melbourne readers ready to venture out after the city’s two-week lockdown. Making headlines this morning: world leaders are arriving in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit which starts on Frid...

Melbourne freedom day: world’s most locked down city takes first cautious steps to reopening

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Before the pandemic hit, Melbourne had topped the world’s most liveable city list seven consecutive times and was the fastest-growing urban centre in Australia. But as major cities shrugged off lockdown restrictions w...

Calls for asylum seekers to be freed from detention after Melbourne guard tests positive for Covid

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Asylum seeker advocates are calling for people held in immigration detention to be released into the community after Victorian health officials revealed a guard at a facility in Melbourne had tested positive for Covid...

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria lockdown begins to battle Melbourne Covid outbreak as calls mount for more business support

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Residents wake up to first day of week-long shutdown to contain growing number of cases. Follow latest updates

Son of Melbourne woman murdered 40 years ago says police errors were ‘disgusting’

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The son of murdered Melbourne woman Maria James has blasted a series of police errors he believes allowed her killer to escape justice 40 years ago. Mark James on Wednesday described his mother, who was stabbed 68 tim...

Melbourne Covid restrictions will ease despite five more cases in Victoria

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Restrictions across Victoria will ease significantly from Friday, despite the state recording five new locally acquired Covid-19 cases overnight, including a “concerning” infection of a vaccinated nurse at a private h...

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