April 22, 2021

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12.17am GMT

New South Wales has recorded a 47th straight day without a locally acquired Covid-19 case, but 12 people who acquired the virus overseas are in hotel quarantine.

The increase in overseas acquired cases is significant. There have only been 36 cases recorded in the past week, so to record 12 in a day is quite the leap.

12.12am GMT

The Human Rights Law Centre has released a statement about the rape allegations against Christian Porter.

Statement on allegations against the Australian Attorney-General https://t.co/qROQz8SRAr pic.twitter.com/b4xDBjhvoC

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