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Topic: Victoria lockdown
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Erring on the safe side

Good morning, early birds. There have been significant calls for the Berejiklian government to reopen the Victorian-NSW border, and a new report suggests that concerns about climate change are at a record high in Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Melbourne’s lockdown relief is palpable, but so are concerns that low hospital spending makes the city vulnerable

Experts are desperately trying to find any cracks in the system that could let the virus loose again.

Protesters aiming to protect the Djab Wurrung trees from destruction by Vic Roads in 2019 (Image: Supplied)

Tree felled under cover of COVID … US Navy gets twitchy … minor moments in Qld

The Andrews government has taken advantage of Victoria's interest in eased restrictions to destroy the sacred Djab Wurrung directions tree. Plus other tips from the Crikey bunker.

(Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Wave goodbye

Good morning, early birds. Victoria will step out of hard lockdown tonight from 11:59pm, and a Djab Wurrung "directions tree" has been cut down as part of the controversial Buangor-Ararat highway duplication project. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Testing times

Good morning, early birds. More than 1000 COVID-19 tests from Melbourne’s north came back negative last night, and Queensland’s former deputy premier Jackie Trad looks set to lose her inner-city seat to the Greens’ Amy MacMahon at this Saturday’s state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Aged care reset

Good morning, early birds. Peak bodies have reportedly called on the Morrison government to start reforming the aged care sector, and an investigation has been ordered into Australia Post after significant financial revelations at yesterday's senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Hold your horses!

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian government has quickly reversed a decision to allow up to 500 owners and connections at this weekend's Cox Plate horse-racing event, and a row has reportedly broken out between the state's health and justice departments over responsibility for Victoria's revamped hotel quarantine scheme. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Safe as houses

Good morning, early birds. The Andrews government is reportedly considering plans to quarantine returned travellers at home with GPS-enabled wristband tracking devices, and the Leppington Triangle land scandal is probed at Senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Things aren’t so open and shut

Good morning, early birds. Dan Andrews' cautious approach to reopening Victoria has been criticised, and hundreds of Australian citizens have been caught up in a global tax evasion probe. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Not even phoning it in

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.

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