Australia news live updates: NSW restrictions reduce more tomorrow; $44m Melbourne CBD bundle; Labor accuses Morrison of ‘affecting national security’

Australia news live updates: NSW restrictions reduce more tomorrow; $44m Melbourne CBD bundle; Labor accuses Morrison of ‘affecting national security’

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What happened today, Sunday 7 November

We’re going to wrap things up for the day. Here are the day’s centerpieces:

  • Twin four-year-old girls passed away in a house fire west of Byron Bay. Investigations are under way however authorities stated initial reports suggest a candle light may have been left burning inside the home
  • NSW recorded 244 brand-new Covid-19 cases as the state gotten ready for additional easing of limitations for fully immunized people from Monday
  • Victoria tape-recorded 1,173 Covid-19 cases and the state federal government revealed a $44 m plan to revitalise Melbourne’s CBD, consisting of a plan to allow restaurants to claim 30%off their expenses between Monday and Thursday each week
  • The ACT became the first Australian jurisdiction to totally immunize 95%of its population
  • The Northern Area federal government revealed the lockdown of Katherine would end at 3pm NT time and switch to a lockout for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. The Darwin lockout was reached midnight tomorrow night, when the Katherine lockout is likewise arranged to end.
  • NSW woman Joanne Zhu was announced the winner of the Million Dollar Vax project
  • Researchers in NSW have actually found a new types of frog in the Gondwana rainforests world heritage location.

Thank you for joining us. We’ll see you once again tomorrow.

The Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded its thunderstorm warnings for NSW.

There’s an extreme thunderstorm caution for several parts of the state, consisting of the Hunter, Illawarra, North West Slopes and Plains and parts of the Northern Rivers and the Mid North Coast.

The earlier warning for heaven Mountains, Hawkesbury and Sydney areas has been cancelled but the Bom states it will continue to keep an eye on the situation.

Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Severe thunderstorm warning has actually been updated. Heavy rain, destructive winds and large hail are all a threat. See here to learn more: eSCrL

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Daniel Hurst

And a little more from the foreign minister, Marise Payne’s, see to Malaysia:

The Malaysian foreign minister, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, stated the pair had actually accepted collaborate on a variety of issues, including Covid-19 vaccines and health. He likewise flagged closer cooperation on cyber security, adding: “I think we both agree that cyber security is now the leading non-traditional danger of the world including our area.”

On international borders, he stated he and Payne were “pro-opening the borders as rapidly as possible” although this needed to be performed in a staged way.

Payne stated:

” Australia, like Malaysia, has actually had very rigorous controls in location both domestically and in terms of our borders – they are gradually being opened up … We are enthusiastic, for example, to see the return of global students to Australia and particularly Malaysian global students We know just how much they value the opportunity, but we are likewise really inviting of Malaysian students to Australia, so it’s not too away. We require to work through, as the Minister stated, the various phases of both of our systems around vaccinations, around our health systems and take those steps, however ideally not too far away

Daniel Hurst

Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, has said during a visit to Malaysia that she hopes it will not be long before Malaysian students can go back to Australia.

Payne flew out of Australia on Friday for a week-long trip to four nations in south-east Asia – with Malaysia being the first stop. One aspect of the journey is an effort to reassure the area about the Aukus nuclear-propelled submarines plan, as we covered in our story the other day

After consulting with her Malaysian counterpart, Payne reaffirmed that message of peace of mind: “As our area goes through profound changes with strategic competition increasing, Australia’s Indo-Pacific vision stays constant. We support an Indo-Pacific that is open, safe and secure, durable and prosperous … We’ll continue to deal with our buddies here in Malaysia and all of our partners to understand that vision and to make sure the security and the success of our area as we recuperate together from the effects of Covid-19 and aim to a very favorable future.”

And with that, I will hand you over to Lisa Cox for the remainder of Sunday’s live blogging.

Neighbours have actually left flowers at the entrance to a northern NSW residential or commercial property where twin women died following a home fire thought to have begun after a candle was left burning, AAP reports

Police and ambulance paramedics carried out CPR on the four-year-old siblings however they were unable to be revived.

Emergency situation services were called to the single-storey home on Mafeking Roadway in the hamlet of Goonengerry, west of Byron Bay, just after 4am on Sunday after reports two kids were experiencing smoke inhalation.

Chief inspector Mick Dempsey stated the women had actually been asleep as the fire started.

” They were found to be unresponsive,” he told 7 News.

” CPR was performed by cops and ambulance personnel but sadly the two children could not be revived and they have actually considering that passed away.”

A lady was also being treated for shock.

Dempsey stated a number of grownups were outside the properties, in the vicinity of the house, as the drama unfolded.

There was minimal damage to the structure of the facilities. Nevertheless there was some evidence of smoke having actually filled the bed room, he added.

The structure becomes part of a multiple-occupancy community, authorities say.

A bouquet of flowers was left outside the entrance to the property on Sunday afternoon with a note that checked out: “No words grieving with you.”

Investigators will work with fire detectives to identify the cause of the blaze but state preliminary reports recommend to them that a candle light may have been left burning inside the home.


NSW limitations to reduce even more from tomorrow for completely immunized

Simply a pointer that tomorrow limitations will ease in NSW further for those who are vaccinated versus Covid-19 Here’s a helpful summary by means of AAP.

Under the formerly flagged modifications, there will be no limitation on house visitors and as numerous as 1000 people can gather outdoors.

Hospitality venue density limitations move to a single person per 2 square metres, while arenas, racecourses, theme parks, zoos, cinemas and theatres can operate at 100%of their fixed-seated capability.

Unvaccinated NSW residents, meanwhile, have to wait up until 15 December or when the state reaches a 95%double-vaccination rate to enjoy roadmap liberties.

NSW is on the verge of striking 90 %complete vaccination of people aged 16 and over, with 89.7%now double-dosed.

It’s still a couple more weeks for Victoria up until we get similar alleviating.


A stone valued at $100,000 has been taken from a little museum in northern NSW, AAP reports.

An unknown variety of individuals entered the museum in Tingha at about 1am on Saturday, cops have actually been told.

The trespassers then took the stone which is approximated to weigh around 80 kilograms.

The rock is referred to as being a dark brown smoky quartz lawn stone.

A criminal offense scene has actually been established and police are appealing for anyone with details to come forward.

Lisa Cox

A new frog species, one of only two in Australia known to carry its tadpoles on its body, has actually been found in the Gondwana rainforests world heritage area in northern New South Wales

The small frog procedures 16 mm and is found on one mountain in the Wollumbin national forest.

There has actually also been another anti-vaccination demonstration out in Parramatta, in Sydney’s west today.

Protesters participate in a ‘Reclaim The Line’ rally against vaccination mandates along the Parramatta River in Sydney

Protesters take part in a ‘Recover The Line’ rally against vaccination requireds along the Parramatta River in Sydney. Photo: Mick Tsikas/AAP.

Protesters participate in a ‘Reclaim The Line’ rally against vaccination mandates along the Parramatta River in Sydney

Protesters participate in a ‘Reclaim The Line’ rally against vaccination mandates along the Parramatta River in Sydney. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP.

Worth keeping in mind, NSW’s full vaccination rate for people over the age of 16 is 89.7%as of the end of Friday.

For those aged in between 12 and 15, it is presently 80.1%single dosage, and 68.6%double dose.


People are leaving flowers outside the house where twin four-year-old girls died following a home fire in Goonengerry, west of Byron Bay on the far-north coast of NSW.

A member of the public places a bouquet of flowers in the letterbox of the home where twin four-year-old girls died following a house fire, in Goonengerry, west of Byron Bay

A member of the public locations a bouquet of flowers in the letterbox of the house where twin four-year-old ladies passed away following a house fire, in Goonengerry, west of Byron Bay. Photo: Aap Image/AAP.

A note reading ‘No words, mourning with you’ is seen on bouquet of flowers left by a member of the public.

A note reading ‘No words, grieving with you’ is seen on bouquet of flowers left by a member of the general public. Picture: Aap Image/AAP.


Victorian opposition leader Matthew Person has invited Liberal MP Tim Smith‘s choice not to object to the next election, following his drink-driving crash last weekend.

Sharnelle Vella
( @SharnelleVella)

Opposition Leader Matthew Man:

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