Australia news live: new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

Australia news live: new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

Australia news live: new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases Photo

Michael Bradley, the managing partner of Marque Lawyers, has told Guardian Australia there will be a hearing in the federal court at 3pm to ask for an urgent hearing of a challenge to the India travel ban.

There’s already a court file for the case - Gary Newman v Minister for health and aged care - which Bradley said relates to a 73 year old applicant who has been in India since early March 2020 and wants to come home.

Hunt’s press conference is no longer being shown on the ABC, but the upshot (pun intended) is that GP clinics will be given an increased number of Covid-19 vaccinations in the next few weeks.

Hunt says we are starting to see an acceleration in the vaccination program, which he expects to increase from the week of 17 May, when manufacturer CSL starts delivering up to 1m doses of vaccine a week.

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