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Australia Covid live update: 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown as some construction resumes

Residents of eight local government areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s news Just 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our

‘So relieved’: belated Covid support welcomed by welfare recipients in Sydney lockdown

After weeks of resistance, Scott Morrison announced a rise in the disaster payment as well as a top-up for those on welfare payments Follow the Australia Covid liveblogVaccine advisory group urged Australian health department in 2020 ‘to get as much as you can’NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free

Australian advocacy groups push for government investment to stop sexual violence

A safety summit to be hosted by Scott Morrison was delayed due to Covid but calls are intensifying for immediate action to protect women A coalition of advocacy groups has intensified calls for Australian governments to increase investment in preventing sexual violence and supporting victims, and adopt a greater focus on intervention for perpetrators. The

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