/ 06 September 2021

Meanwhile, in coronavirus news…

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As families met at the NSW-Queensland border for Father’s Day in extraordinary scenes, PM Scott Morrison’s said there should be better times by Christmas. Victorian leader Daniel Andrews said that despite the arguments about many other issues, when it comes to Chrissy, there should be an agreement to “work as hard as we can to make that real.” Western Oz’s Mark McGowan isn’t on board – he is sticking to the aim for a vaccination rate of between 80-90% before his border will open. But looking to move things along is NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian – she yesterday said the state planned to phase out the requirement for vaccinated Australians returning from overseas to spend 2 weeks in hotel quarantine. They would be able to isolate at home once vaccination rates hit 80%, she said yesterday. NSW yesterday hit a major vaccination milestone – 40% of the eligible population are fully vaccinated. National efforts will be boosted this week with 457,000 Pfizer shots arriving from the UK last night. 

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