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Victoria has recorded 1,838 new local COVID and seven deaths. More than 73,000 test results were received and almost 39,000 vaccine doses were administered.
The National Party is holding tense talks in Canberra, as the Coalition inches towards adopting a net-zero by 2050 emissions target. The critical talk comes less than two weeks before Prime Minister Scott Morrison is due to attend climate talks in Glasgow | @Stela_Todorovic
#BREAKING : From 6pm tonight, Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions, including an 8pm to 5am curfew. Victoria will enter a State of Disaster, in addition to its current State of Emergency #COVID19Vic #springst #Stage4
A man wearing rows of war medals has spent the morning cleaning up mess left behind by rioters at the Shrine of Remembrance. Some of them had urinated on the walls of the hallowed war memorial, while broken glass and other bits of rubbish were also left behind. #MelbourneProtest
Daniel Andrews' plan to give police the power to arrest people who haven't even committed an offence were put to parliament today. The new laws would even give public servants the power of arbitrary detention against citizens they think might breach lockdown | @SimoLove #springst
#BREAKING : All of Victoria's local cases are linked to the Black Rock cluster with genomic testing confirming it is linked to the NSW outbreak.
The Wiggles have helped saved the life of a COVID-19 patient with Down syndrome through encouraging her to accept life-saving oxygen | @NatYoannidis
Lockdown Rules: Victorians will only be allowed to leave the home for five essential reasons. Beyond the four traditional rules of lockdown, this time, one more has been added: Getting vaccinated. Shopping and exercise can only be done within 5km of home. #COVID19 #Victoria
Thousands of students have ditched school to rally in Melbourne for #schoolstrike4climate , demanding climate action from the fed govt. Many protest signs were critical of the govt's decision to build a gas power plant, as experts warn against fossil fuels. #ClimateStrike #auspol