July 25, 2021

Australia politics live: Daniel Andrews gives press conference update on Victoria cases; jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns

Pressure mounts for Coalition to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment; Australia closes quarantine-free...

Pressure mounts for Coalition to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment; Australia closes quarantine-free border to New Zealand after coronavirus cases confirmed as UK variant. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

• Victoria Covid hotspots

11.28pm GMT

There is still no word on whether or not the lockdown will be extend, but Daniel Andrews says the numbers so far are “pleasing”:

We are well-placed right now, but right now is too early to be definitive about Wednesday evening.

11.26pm GMT

People who have travelled to Victoria from New Zealand are being asked to get tested and isolate until they receive their result.

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