Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has cancelled today's national cabinet meeting as he cannot travel to Sydney due to "some technical problems", and the Victorian government is considering potentially increasing the 5km movement limit to 20km. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government will reportedly extend Medicare-subsidised telehealth sessions for an extra six months, and national cabinet members will be asked to expand their hotel quarantine capacities to help lift the number of stranded Australians allowed home each week from 4000 to nearly 6000. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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