Australian politics live: Morrison to visit Perth as Liberal divisions grow over Katherine Deves; Albanese gets mixed reception at Bluesfest | Australia news

Good morning and welcome to day seven of the election campaign. On a weekend where we weren’t supposed to have much campaigning, Scott Morrison had a brain fade moment of his own, saying “Mr Speaker” while answering a journalist’s question (this was played off as amusing but you have to wonder what would have been … Read more

Australia politics live updates: Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese visit key seats as election campaign gets under way | Australia news

Good morning and welcome to the first full day of official campaigning. Both major political parties have been campaigning for weeks, but it was only yesterday when the election was officially called, bringing an end to the 46th parliament. Can’t think there will be too many sorry to see it go. So now the battle … Read more

Australia news live updates: Bushmaster combat vehicles to be sent to Ukraine; ‘Deltacron’ detected in NSW | Australia news

Good morning all, and happy Friday! It’s Matilda here with you today and let’s start with the unfolding flood situation in areas of NSW. Early this morning, evacuation orders were issued for people living in Cornwallis and the eastern part of Richmond lowlands. Residents in parts of Cattai, Pitt Town and Agnes Banks were also … Read more

Australia news live updates: MPs respond to Morrison criticism; ministers label Putin a ‘war criminal’; 20 Covid deaths | Australia news

Good morning everyone, it’s Matilda Boseley here, ready to take you through the day’s news. But actually, first up I have some news brought to you by my esteemed colleague Daniel Hurst: the defense minister, Peter Duttonwill today name two large US weapons makers as “strategic partners” in Australia’s own push to manufacture and maintain … Read more

Australia news live updates: fourth Covid vaccine rolled out to vulnerable groups, weather warnings for Victoria | Australia news

It’s Mostafa Rachwani with you this morning, coming to you from a bright and chilly Sydney. We begin today in Victoria, where Gippsland residents have been urged to monitor flooding levels, after facing heavy rainfall and damaging winds yesterday. Watch and act warnings were issued for communities near the Cann River, Buchan River, Bemm River, … Read more

Australia news live updates: Labor pledges aged care reform; body of woman found in Lismore floodwaters | Australia news

Good morning everyone, it’s Matilda Boseley here with you again to see off the week. Unfortunately, we are the day with some tragic news, NSW police recovering the body of a 55-year-old woman whose car starting trapped in water earlier this week. Police said the body was yet to be formally identified but is believed … Read more

Australia news live updates: NSW flood risk remains as rain eases; Ukraine’s Zelenskiy to address parliament; 21 Covid deaths | Australia news

6.03pm EDT 18:03 Victoria reports four Covid deaths and 11,292 new cases updated at 6.11pm EDT 6.01pm EDT 18:01 NSW reports 17 Covid deaths and 22,107 new cases There were 17 Covid deaths in New South Wales today, 1,326 people have been hospitalized and 39 are in intensive care. The state recorded 22,107 new cases. … Read more

Australia news live updates: evacuation orders for parts of northern NSW as heavy rainfall hits flood-hit regions again | Australia news

4.44pm EDT 16:44 Albanese says that the government’s strong economic numbers aren’t taking underemployment into account. ABC radio host Patricia Karvelas: They’re telling us that the low unemployment rate will drive up wages, which is basically just basic economics, isn’t it? Albanian: There is massive underemployment, Patricia. The figures hide the fact that people can … Read more

Australia news live updates: severe weather warnings for flood-hit regions of NSW and Queensland, federal budget previewed | Australia news

5.27pm EDT 17:27 shadow treasurer, Jim Chalmers, told the Today Show earlier that he would wait to see the detail of the promised fuel excise, but Labor would “most probably” support it. He told host Karl Stefanovic: We’ve said – pretty much across the board, Karl – that if there’s responsible cost of living relief … Read more

Australia news live updates: Covid ‘winter jab’ decision expected, school students to join climate strike | Australia news

4.33pm EDT 16:33 Three bodies have been found in a vehicle that was on fire last night, on Western Port Highway. A crime scene has been established and investigations are ongoing. Emergency services initially responded to reports of a car fire on the highway on Thursday night. 4.18pm EDT 16:18 Good morning and happy Friday, … Read more