March 5, 2021

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Australia news live: Melbourne's hotel quarantine cluster grows to 13 cases; more resignations from Crown

Victoria considering response to latest outbreak. Andrew Demetriou resigns from Crown after scathing report. Follow...

Victoria considering response to latest outbreak. Andrew Demetriou resigns from Crown after scathing report. Follow live

11.19pm GMT

A few people have asked me where the Libertyworks federal court challenge to the outgoing travel ban is up to.

Libertyworks’ case seeks to argue that the health minister, Greg Hunt, does not have a blanket power to prevent all Australians leaving Australia. However, it doesn’t seek to challenge the incoming arrival cap.

11.14pm GMT

The manufacture of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Australia will reach the final stages next week, reports the AAP.

Melbourne-based biotechnology company CSL says this means the first doses will likely be released at the end of March, subject to regulatory approval.

The vaccine is formulated to a precise concentration, before being repeatedly filtered and filled into vials ahead of labelling and packing.

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