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‘Relief’ at WA Premier McGowan’s snap press conference

There is probably some “relief” amongst West Australians that Premier McGowan’s snap press conference didn’t result in a lockdown, according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan announced on Wednesday a…

Cash for jabs will incentivise Australians and stimulate the economy: Marles

Deputy Labor Leader Richard Marles says the Opposition’s “cash for jabs” scheme is a “constructive” proposal which will protect Australians and stimulate the economy.

Speaking to Sky News Australia, Mr Marles defended the proposal as sensible given “…

‘Cash for jabs’ proposal not taken to full shadow cabinet

Labor leader Anthony Albanese did not take his $6 billion ‘cash for jabs’ scheme to the full shadow cabinet, Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell has revealed.

Labor has proposed a vaccine payment plan that would see a $300 cash incentive given …

Morrison government ‘standing by’ thousands of businesses in NSW ‘doing it tough’

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Morrison government continues to provide support and stands by the “businesses and the people” of New South Wales.

“It is not a laughing matter that thousands of businesses across New South Wales are right now doing…

Mike Pompeo calls out Joe Biden for failing to hold China accountable for virus cover-up

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo has blasted the “weak” Biden administration for not holding China accountable for its COVID-19 “cover-up” as he remains adamant the virus originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Fox News contributor s…

Jeannette Young urges Queensland to reconsider online shopping

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has urged Queenslanders to reconsider online shopping to minimise deliveries as she pushes for everyone to stay at home.

“Please, when you open your front door, just think for a moment – do you really need to go ou…

Peter Bol’s quest for gold at Olympic final a ‘fantastic’ Australian story

PR Counsel Principal Kristy McSweeney says Australian Olympian Peter Bol’s journey to quest for gold in the 800 metre final at the Tokyo Olympics is a “fantastic story”.

“It’s a fantastic West Australian story, it’s a fantastic story of multi-cultural…

‘A lot of code’ in Defence Force’s response to war crime inquiries: McGregor

Sky News host Catherine McGregor says there is “a lot” in the Defence Force’s quiet response to war crime inquiries, and a lot of it is “code”.

“It’s a very challenging read,” she told Sky News host Paul Murray.

“My take is this: they are literally a…

Regional residents ‘outraged’ over vaccine reallocation to Sydney

NSW Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP Helen Dalton says she has been “inundated” by regional constituents complaining their vaccination appointments have been cancelled due to government reallocation of COVID vaccines to Sydney.

“They’ve been waiting a…

‘Useless’ Joint Strike Fighter jets set to be purchased by Australia

The Australian’s Robert Gottliebsen says the 72 Joint Strike Fighters in use by American troops, some of which are due to be purchased by the Australian government, are “useless”.

The United States recently conducted theoretical war-game scenarios, w…

Labor’s $300 cash bonus is to ‘compensate’ those ‘impeded’ from getting the jab

Labor’s $300 cash incentive for the vaccinated is partly proposed to “compensate” those who want to do the right thing but have received “impediment after impediment” by government when trying to get the jab, says NSW Labor Senator Deborah O’Neill.

“S…

Misinformation a ‘key reason’ behind vaccine hesitancy

University of Sydney Professor Jioji Ravulo says misinformation is one of the “key reasons” behind vaccine hesitancy.

“A lot of that misinformation comes from people spreading rumours or hearsay, or there may be lack of understanding around what it me…

Australia doesn’t ‘have time to waste’ in improving submarine capacity amid rising China

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s Jim Fanell has issued a stark warning regarding Australia’s submarine capacity, saying “we don’t have time to waste” in learning to work with neighbouring countries amid the rise of China.

Mr Fanell, a former US…

‘Our complete motivation is to have our population as safe as possible’: NSW Premier

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says “our complete motivation” in the state is to have “our population as safe as possible”.

Ms Berejiklian said she is “not willing” to accept any “unnecessary death”.

“Our aim is to keep people as safe a…

Vaccination results ‘have been really good’: Queensland Chief Health Officer

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says vaccination results “have been really good,” with 18.47 per cent of Queenslanders currently being fully vaccinated.

Dr Young said “36.97 per cent have had the first dose” in the state.