GPs brace for COVID-19 case surge as Melbourne exits lockdown.
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Queensland Police assembled a task force following 7.30's investigation into allegations Wright sexually abused boys he coached in Queensland in the 1980s.
The 78-year-old will remain in police custody and be flown to Queensland tomorrow to face charges of child sexual abuse. He'll appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.
A further update on yesterday's arrest of former swim coach John Wright. Wright will be extradited to Queensland to face charges of historical sexual abuse after facing Bunbury Local Court today.
"We're seeing a real strategic alignment for the first time I can remember, from the major economies, from the major businesses, and from society as a whole, towards a real strengthening of climate targets." - Prof Tim Flannery, Climate Council.
The Morrison government’s decision yesterday to vote against referring former attorney-general Christian Porter’s anonymous donations to Parliament’s Privileges Committee continued to provoke protest and condemnation today.
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The controversy relates to the Commission’s failed attempt to prosecute eight local councillors over the sacking of a whistleblower.
The head of the state’s Crime and Corruption Commission is under pressure to resign after counsel assisting a parliamentary inquiry submitted he had at times failed to act impartially and fairly.
With forecasts that the number of hospital cases could rise further once lockdowns lift, Victoria's health workers are facing the prospect of even greater demand on the public health system.
But daily case numbers remain above 2000, almost 800 Victorians are in hospital with COVID-19, and 149 are in intensive care.
The brazen daylight shooting of two men in their own suburban driveway is just the latest chapter in a cycle of violence being played out on the streets of Sydney.
Police have arrested former elite Australian swimming coach John Wright in Western Australia.
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