October 24, 2021

Australia news live: eight new local Qld Covid cases as Brisbane enters lockdown; Berejiklian 'disgusted' by parliament sexting

Queensland outbreak rises to 15 cases of the highly contagious UK variant, as Brisbane embarks...

Queensland outbreak rises to 15 cases of the highly contagious UK variant, as Brisbane embarks on first day of three-day lockdown; NSW on high alert after cases partied in Byron Bay. Follow all the latest developments

  • Queensland Covid hotspots; • NSW Covid hotspots
  • Unvaccinated Brisbane health workers spread two clusters

2.24am BST

The amazing Amy Remeikis is doing the Lord’s work and is live blog the ALP national conference, something which I have neither the know-how or the patience to do.

And most amazingly, she is making it really interesting.

Related: ALP national conference 2021: Anthony Albanese to announce $15bn Covid recovery fund – live

2.13am BST

The Victorian government has rejected AGL’s proposal for a gas import terminal in Western Port in the state’s south because of unacceptable impacts it would have on the environment, including internationally significant wetlands.

AGL had proposed constructing a terminal at Crib Point off the Mornington Peninsula and building a pipeline from the terminal to Pakenham.

This has been an exhaustive, open and transparent process and this is the right outcome for the local community, the environment and Victoria as a whole …

It’s very clear to me that this project would cause unacceptable impacts on the Western Port environment and the Ramsar wetlands – it’s important that these areas are protected.

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