Australian News Live: New South Wales COVID cases increased, Victoria COVID cases increased, New South Wales vaccination rate exceeded 90%, Australia vaccination rate exceeded 80%,

2021-11-12 11:17:19 By : Ms. Mary wen

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday: "I have no problem with electric cars." Credit: Wayne Taylor

On Sunday, New South Wales Governor Dominic Perrot, Health Minister Brad Hazard, New South Wales Health Minister Susan Pierce and Parramatta MP Jeff Lee at the new Granville Centre Outside the vaccination clinic. Credit: Edwina Kimchi

The Governor of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, on Tuesday.

Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory. Credit: Facebook

Annastacia Palaszczuk, Governor of Queensland. Credit: Matt Dannion

ACT reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Credit: Louis Duvis

This is Michaela Whitbourn's signature on the blog today. Broede Carmody will be back with you early tomorrow.

The protesters have now returned to the Victorian Parliament on Spring Street, and most of them have dispersed.

Dozens of police escorted them off the road to keep traffic flowing.

At about 8 pm, you can see several people operating the camera on the social media stream standing on the steps.

The police have been present throughout the protests tonight, and when hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Melbourne's central business district again, they walked side by side with the protesters.

Protesters — they oppose vaccine regulations, the newly proposed pandemic law, etc. — vowed to continue their demonstrations.

In the beginning, a group of relatively quiet protesters sitting on the steps of the Victorian State Assembly tonight has developed into a large-scale demonstration, clogging the streets of Melbourne's central business district.

As hundreds of people walked through the city, the service routes of trams 86 and 96 were severely disrupted.

Hundreds of people protested against vaccine regulations and pandemic legislation in Melbourne. Credit: RealRukshan/Facebook

The crowd opposes vaccine regulations and controversial new epidemiological laws.

As we reported earlier, some opposition politicians joined the protesters on the steps of the Parliament building before the march.

As they walked, they chanted "Kill the Act", "Fire Dan Andrews" and "Save Our Children".

Dozens of police officers are in different crowds. You can see children, the elderly, young men and women in live broadcasts on social media.

Many people held banners while chanting. The one in front of the crowd said "Sack Dan" and "Make Victoria Great Again".

On Tuesday evening, Victorian opposition politicians joined the anti-vaccine authorization protesters on the steps of the State Assembly to rallied against the proposed new pandemic legislation.

The shadow treasurer David Davis was promoted as the headline speaker for the rally poster, which was shared on the encrypted messaging app used by the demonstrators.

At about 6 pm, he and dozens of people walked up the parliamentary steps and onto the podium. There were about a dozen policemen standing in the background.

Liberal Party Member David Davis. Credit: Petunia Stephens

"Last year we had more than 800 deaths-now more than 1,100 in total-this is the worst of all states in Australia," Mr Davis said. "We got the worst business results and the worst employment results.

"As many of you know, I have been trying to see the information behind the Chief Health Officer’s orders... [Prime Minister Daniel] Andrews and [Chief Health Officer Brett] Sutton and the Secretary of Health have never... released those A briefing explaining what is going on.

"I said, what are they trying to hide? Now, after using emergency power again and again, this is the longest blockade in the world, and Andrews and his government want more power."

The protesters booed and yelled in response. Mr. Davis said that any time the emergency order is extended beyond the initial short-term period, a decision by both houses of parliament should be required.

Liberal Democrat David Linbrick followed closely on the podium. He said: "This is just a circuit breaker blockade...just a restaurant, a gym and a dance studio, just Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. This is just some of our human rights, but the drone in the sky can protect your safety."

"Now it's just mandatory-you need it to keep your job-and after next week, it's just the ability to position by race, religion, and political beliefs.

"This is just a two-tiered society... not just that."

The government’s proposed pandemic legislation will replace the emergency powers that expire on December 15, limit the powers of the chief health officer, give the prime minister the power to declare a pandemic, and the role of the health minister to issue public health orders.

The legislation passed the House of Commons at the end of last month.

Beginning Wednesday, parts of New South Wales may experience more than a month of rain in three days as they were destroyed by strong storms and floods, soaking the state before another wet summer.

Meteorological Bureau forecaster Jonathan How (Jonathan How) said that as the tropical air mass began to move over the eastern states from Wednesday, the storm is expected to cover half of Australia, the situation will "deteriorate."

As the wet weather will continue into the summer, parts of New South Wales are preparing for heavy rains and flooding. Credit: Edwina Kimchi

"The total amount of rainfall this week may break records," he said. “The daily rainfall may exceed 150 mm, especially in the case of storms. By this weekend, the average rainfall in November in some places may increase several times.”

Widespread storms, heavy rains, high winds and potential floods have all been forecast. The bureau highlighted areas of concern for this severe weather system, such as southern Queensland, eastern and northern New South Wales, and eastern Victoria.

Read the full story here.

In addition to New South Wales’s milestone of full vaccination for 90% of the population aged 16 and over, the state has also achieved the double dose target for 70% of children aged 12-15, especially 70.41%.

The coverage rate of the first dose is 80.19%, which is more than 313,000 children.

ACT is the national leader in vaccination rates for this age group, with a vaccination rate of over 90%, while the proportion of children between 12 and 15 years old in Victoria who received the first dose of the vaccine was 82.39%, and the rate of the two vaccinations was 65.49. %.

As reported earlier today, as of Monday's end, NSW has a 90.12% full vaccination coverage rate for people 16 years and older.

Five weeks after exceeding the 70% double-dose mark, this triggered the reopening from the lockdown on October 11.

The state is providing 94% of the first dose of vaccination for people 16 years of age and older. The current rate is 93.97%, which is higher than the 93.92% reported yesterday.

Aged care providers and consumer peak agencies have issued new rules to guide visits to facilities and have the right to receive some necessary visitors even during the coronavirus outbreak.

The traffic light system stipulated in the revised "Guidelines for Visits in Elderly Care" issued on Tuesday afternoon stated that vaccinated visitors to "green code" elderly care homes, that is, visitors from undeclared local government areas, should not be restricted. Listed as an area of ​​concern by health authorities.

Exceptions to the vaccination rules that apply to COVID-19 and flu vaccines include visitors who have received medical exemptions, children who are not eligible for the vaccine, and people who have received a second dose of the vaccine in the past 14 days.

Aged care providers and consumer peak agencies have outlined new rules to guide visits to facilities during the pandemic. Credit: Virginia Star

The revised code stated that for "code orange" nursing homes, that is, those nursing homes located in the declared area of ​​concern, if they return in the past 72 hours with a negative rapid antigen test or PCR test, fully vaccinated visitors should be allowed.

If an epidemic occurs in a nursing home, the nursing home will be referred to as a “code red”, and “short-term and strict visitation restrictions” will apply, but “essential visitors” can still enter, including dying visits by unvaccinated relatives.

According to the revised visitor code, residents will be able to designate a person to have access "at any time", and the code is under consultation.

In areas with a certain degree of community transmission, facilities can still be classified as "green codes," and masks can be worn if needed.

Ian Yates, chief executive of the Council on Aging, stated that the aged care sector “must find a reasonable balance between common sense safety precautions and the dignity and well-being of the elderly Australians receiving care”.

"Looking forward, Australia will have a new crown pneumonia epidemic, but elderly care providers will not be able to implement a rolling lockdown," Mr Yates said.

Paul Sadler, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Department of Aged and Community Services, stated that the COVID-19 virus “is still spreading in the community and aged care will remain on the front lines of the pandemic for some time”.

Mr. Sadler said: "This makes the visitor password very important and can clarify how to strike a balance between infection control measures and social support to keep the elderly happy and healthy."

A federal government spokesperson said: "As the national vaccination rate increases, we expect the facility will continue to be open to all visitors, including children, and provide safe access for unvaccinated visitors-including visits outdoors or in private rooms. , The use of masks, and other immigration inspections."

Australians can submit their feedback on the draft guidelines by filling out an online form at or

A 3-year-old girl who died of flu complications in a Sydney hospital might have been saved if she didn't have a few "missed opportunities", including a heart scan that was delayed due to a dead battery in the machine, and the coroner found it.

Caitlin Cruz died at Westmead Children’s Hospital on the morning of October 23, 2016. She had suffered from pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac around the heart caused by the influenza B virus. .

Caitlin Cruz died in the hospital in 2016.

An investigation was informed that Caitlin was taken to the GP by her father on the afternoon of October 22 because she had been unwell for several days. While waiting to see a doctor, she vomited and passed out and her lips turned blue.

A general practitioner who ran to help Caitlin said that she was breathing very slowly and could not detect her pulse. The ambulance was called, and when the paramedics arrived, the toddler had regained consciousness.

When Caitlin arrived in the emergency room in an ambulance, all the details about what happened to the GP were not properly communicated, and she was classified as "drowsy/discomfort."

In the findings of Tuesday’s investigation, Lieutenant State Coroner Derek Lee said that this was one of the “key factors” that led to the “tragic results” of Caitlin’s death the next day.

Read the full text here.

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said earlier today that Australia is lagging behind the world in the use of electric vehicles, and that the federal government’s policy of working with the private sector to fund charging stations has not reached its goal.

The Morrison government announced today that it will increase investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure to help achieve the transition to an estimated 1.7 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Toyota Hydrogen Energy Center in Altona today. Credit: Wayne Taylor

"Again, they didn't show leadership. Again, Scott Morrison followed," Mr. Albanian said. "The truth is that all automakers are phasing out internal combustion engines.

“The world is shifting towards electric vehicles. Australia’s absorption rate was less than 2% last year. In Norway, it’s 70%. In the UK, it’s 15% and it’s rising. We are already far behind. NS."

Earlier today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked why the federal government has not implemented a broader plan to promote the popularization of electric vehicles.

"I believe in Australians," he said.

"They will make good choices. I don't have to tell them to get rid of the cars they own now. I will not increase the price of gasoline.

"The Labour Party likes to interfere in your life. They like to tell you what to do. They don't like our plan because it will not tax you and will not force you to do anything."

Victoria Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed one person and seriously injured the other after hitting several workers with a car in southeast Melbourne.

Investigators from the Major Collision Department are looking for the driver of a red Holden that crashed into several people near Carrum Downs at 7:15 on Tuesday morning.

Emergency service personnel rushed to the scene at the corner of Hall Road and Lats Avenue, killing one person. The second victim was airlifted to the hospital in a stable condition with multiple injuries.

The police have not formally confirmed the identity of the deceased.

According to the police, the driver appeared to be white, in his 30s, and left the scene on foot. Investigators pursued him with the help of the Air Force Wing.

Witnesses told investigators that after the accident, the driver boarded a black modern SUV at 7:45 in the morning and saw the black modern SUV driving east of Ballarto Road, the main road through Carrum Downs.

Read the full story here.