Australian Politics News Live: New Covid Restrictions In Place In NSW, Victoria Begins Vaccination Blitz | Australia News

Welcome to the third week of spring parliamentary sittings, which will look different from how they were originally planned.

The sitting will roughly only include MPs who stayed in Canberra (and were locked up) with most of the rest appearing virtually, given travel restrictions across the country.

Parliament is sitting mainly because the government needs to address a sunset clause in some counterterrorism bills (the sunset clause is not new, but the government has only brought the legislation up for debate. the last session and did not leave enough time for it to be properly treated).

And so, Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanian are both in town, but most of their colleagues won’t.

It’s not that parliament is the main game anyway.

NSW is re-examining compliance measures for its lockdown, as the number of cases has hit 800. Vaccinations in NSW look good, but they are not consistent across all LGAs, which is a bit of a concern for locals. authorities.

Victoria will start doubling down on her own vaccination campaign as she struggles to contain the Delta outbreak in her own jurisdiction. Anti-containment protests have not helped in that regard. Queensland has also seen these protests, although it is not on lockdown. The lockdown of ACT continues but it must be said that no one is feeling particularly optimistic about its lifting in September, as expected. And meanwhile, the federal government is still pushing to end lockdowns with the 70-80% vaccination target, but is already facing resistance from states like Qld, WA and Victoria that won’t open. in NSW while the number of cases is still high.

We will bring you all Covid news, as well as the situation and parliament in Afghanistan, as the day progresses. you have Katharine Murphy, Sarah Martin, Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst in Canberra with Mike Bowers and Amy Remeikis on the blog.

I had a banana and fudge for breakfast with my (so far) two and a half coffees, so this is going to be fun.


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