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Christian Porter takes ‘appropriate action’ by quitting as minister, Scott Morrison says

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Christian Porter has resigned as a minister in Scott Morrison’s cabinet after he was unable to disclose who donated to a trust fund to help pay his legal fees. The prime minister announced Porter’s decision on Sunday ...

Morrison expects US to ramp up military presence in region as China slams ‘irresponsible’ defence pact

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Scott Morrison has said he expects the US to increase its military presence in the Indo-Pacific, as China warned Australia would end up “hurting” itself with its decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines. Beijing...

Australia news live update: Scott Morrison speaks on Aukus submarine deal; 70% first-dose milestone reached; NSW records 1,351 Covid cases, Victoria 514

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Paul Keating slams submarine deal, warning of US-China tensions; Australian nuclear-powered submarines will be banned from entering NZ waters; Victoria records 514 new local Covid cases – follow all today’s news and C...

Climate change will be on agenda when Scott Morrison meets Joe Biden in the US

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The Biden administration has confirmed climate change will be on the agenda next week when Scott Morrison arrives in Washington for a summit of Quad leaders and for talks with the US president. Australia’s prime minis...

Australia Covid live update: NSW hospitals brace for cases surge, Scott Morrison faces questions over Father’s Day travel exemption

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Gladys Berejiklian under pressure over modelling showing state’s health system to be ‘overwhelmed’ by Covid cases; rapid antigen tests approved for use at home. Follow the latest updates live

Scott Morrison granted Covid lockdown exemption to visit Sydney for Father’s Day weekend

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Scott Morrison travelled to Sydney over the Father’s Day weekend and returned to Canberra on Monday after receiving an exemption from ACT Health. The prime minister flew to Sydney on Saturday, before returning on Mond...

Scott Morrison unveils ‘dose swap’ deal with UK to provide extra 4m Pfizer vaccines

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Australia’s vaccine program has received a boost, with a doubling of the number of Pfizer vaccines flowing into the country, after a “dose swap” deal was secured with the UK. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, says t...

Furious Mark McGowan accuses Morrison government of ‘mission to bring Covid into WA’

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The Western Australian premier, Mark McGowan, has accused the Morrison government of being on a “mission” to bring coronavirus into the state as the federal treasurer doubled down on warnings state leaders should not ...

Morrison admits states at different points in reopening ‘journey’ but must reach same destination

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Scott Morrison has declared it will be up to each state and territory to decide how to ease restrictions once vaccination rates lift across the country, after warnings from the states that it will be unsafe to open bo...

Australia’s Covid vaccine challenges have been ‘overcome’, Scott Morrison says

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has declared the government has “overcome” the challenges of the national vaccine program, despite the states crying out for more mRNA vaccine supplies to curb the Delta outbreak te...

Scott Morrison rejects warning of 25,000 deaths if Covid restrictions end with 80% vaccinated

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Scott Morrison has rejected modelling that warns Australia could face 25,000 deaths and 270,000 cases of long Covid if lockdowns and public health restrictions end once 80% of the adult population is vaccinated. Morri...

Scott Morrison tells states they need to honour Covid ‘deal with all Australians’ to reopen

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has challenged the states over their resistance to opening up the country once 70% of the adult population is vaccinated, saying Australia can’t “stay in the cave forever”. Amid pus...

Morrison facing state resistance over reopening plan as NSW Covid crisis worsens

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States are continuing to push back against the terms of a nationally agreed plan to open up the country once vaccination rates hit 70% en 80%, warning the worsening Covid crisis in NSW could yet be a dealbreaker. As ...

Scott Morrison wants a trouble-free Christmas but George Christensen’s Covid misinformation stands in the way

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has sought to cast forward the country’s collective imagination to a time close to Christmas, a time when the country’s troubles could be largely behind it. “By the end of this year...

Politics rides roughshod over substance as Scott Morrison tries to spin his way out of Covid corner

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What a strange and unfulfilling day Tuesday was. The government released modelling from the Doherty Institute. This is important, weighty material, and the public is anxious and aggravated. It would have been sensible...

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