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Daniel Andrews He says he wants to have a “conversation” about drastically reducing capacity in hotel quarantine, which would further reduce the number of people able to go home.


Yes, there will be an inconvenience, there will be fewer people able to go home, and a lot of that will be heartbreaking… But the time has come and it won’t last forever, it will be until we have a critical mass of Australians. Vaccine program.

He’s not sure what that critical mass is – at a press conference yesterday he said the science about that critical mass was unreconciled. But it is worth considering that the UK has 60% of its population fully vaccinated and has approximately 20,000 new cases per day. So, more than that.

Andrews said you have to balance the pain and inconvenience of “reducing your cap on travel by 50%, 75% or 80%” versus having to go through ongoing lockdowns, because the virus – especially the delta variant – escapes hotel quarantine, and it just doesn’t meet purpose.

“There is no comparison,” he said – the lockdowns are outweighing the travel cap.

Kala and Kist
(callapilla)

It’s always nice to hear Daniel Andrews grilled one-on-one by a professional journalist. This Virginia Trioli interview is well worth a listen (and I think it shows very clearly that Andrews always gives his best).


June 28, 2021

Kala and Kist
(callapilla)

“Anyone who’s done a Reno kitchen knows–“
“Oh you can’t use that comparison, Prime Minister!”
“Yes you can”.
“No, you can’t, not with precious public funding.”
“The alternative is to do what all the other governments have done and say it’s very difficult…”
“No, it’s about being properly costed.”


June 28, 2021

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victorian prime minister, Daniel Andrews, is giving his first radio interview since returning to work yesterday, speaking to ABC Melbourne’s Virginia Trioli.

They started by talking about last night’s national cabinet meeting – which Andrews says made him very tired on the first day after returning:


I was fine and then the prime minister called the national cabinet meeting at five o’clock.

But to the core of the meeting. He said he would welcome the opening of AstraZeneca’s footage to young people willing to accept risks. But at first, he had a message for everyone who got the first AZ shot and got nervous about the second:


If I can get one message across today, other than I’m glad to be back, this is it…if you’ve got your first shot of AstraZeneca and haven’t had a negative reaction [he later clarified to say specifically a blood clot], the advice says that you will not have a negative reaction from a second.

People under 60 who want to sign a waiver to get their first AstraZeneca should go to their GP in the first place, he says. It may be possible to go through mass vaccinations later, but at this point the GP is first.

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Australia’s private school sector likely has reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in additional government funding from its employer and other schemes designed to support nonprofits during the Covid-19 crisis, although few are recording any significant impact on their revenues.

A Guardian Australia survey of the handful of schools that reported their 2020 financial results early to the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profit Commission found that nearly half had claimed an employer and/or $100,000 cash flow increase, despite suffering a fall Slight or no. in fee proceeds.

Payments range from $100,000 to schools, which only claimed increased cash flow, to as much as $18 million, with the size of the employer’s payments directly related to the school’s staffing size.

In some cases, the school surplus increased by the same amount as the employer.

You can read the full report below:

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Infrastructure minister defends controversial car park project

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None of the 47 passenger car parking locations that were promised coalition In the 2019 elections, the Infrastructure Division was selected, with projects worth $660 million carefully selected by the government based on the advice of its deputies and nominees.

That is the conclusion of a scathing report by the Australian National Audit Office released on Monday, which found that the department’s management of the program was “ineffective” and that project identification was “clearly not based on merit”.

The Infrastructure Administration rejected the conclusions, arguing that it was entitled to provide funding for projects chosen by the government and promised as electoral commitments.

ANAO found that the department had co-created an “indicative” list of projects in November 2018, but then the office of the Urban Infrastructure Minister, Alan Tudge, asked it to add potential projects to its spreadsheet and a column for the government to determine their relative priority.

You can read the full report below:









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Victoria recorded no local Covid-19 cases overnight

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