The government will announce tax and deregulation measures on Friday, as declining Covid-19 cases offer hope for economic revival. Follow all today’s news
- Tax breaks ahead in the budget
- Covid-19 aged care provisions ‘insufficient’
- Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state
- NSW cases map; Vic cases map
Rex Patrick thinks we should all know what is happening in national cabinet. The national cabinet has since taken over from the Council of Australian Governments meeting - leaders could discuss Coag, and what happened in the room - national cabinet though, is under cabinet rules - it’s a secret. And so are the reports and documents it sees, if they are labelled ‘cabinet-in-confidence’. Patrick, doesn’t agree that should be the case.
This complex but important #transparency matter will now be dealt with in a timely fashion and be heard by a Presidential Member of the Tribunal, likely a Federal Court Justice, but possibly three. See you at the Tribunal #scottyfromarketing. Game on! #auspol #FOI #RightToKnow pic.twitter.com/77FNg7UGjL
Queensland police are warning of delays at the Queensland border ahead of the long weekend.
Queensland opened its border to northern NSW residents yesterday, and there have been queues on and off since. The last time Queensland opened its border, I crossed into home about three hours after (about 3am) to avoid those lines (a 14-hour straight drive is nothing to a Queensland gal used to distances) but the lure of a long weekend in the Queensland sun is strong.Continue reading...