October 16, 2021

Australia politics live: government health pages taken down in Facebook news ban; Victoria comes out of lockdown

Social media giant says it is blocking news over proposed media bargaining code but includes...

Social media giant says it is blocking news over proposed media bargaining code but includes health, police and other pages; some restrictions remain in Victoria as businesses reopen. Follow live

11.30pm GMT

In other developments at James Packer’s Crown Resorts this morning, the Financial Review is reporting that WA cops are taking a gander at possible links between $50m in allegedly dirty cash they’ve seized over the past six months and the casino operator’s Perth outpost.

The financial tabloid reports WA deputy police commissioner Col Blanch as saying:

11.27pm GMT

Nick Evershed is seeing what is and what isn’t possible with the content block:

you can still post giant JPEGs of a news article (lol) pic.twitter.com/gugsy2H764

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