Australia Covid live update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as NSW records 145 cases; Victoria records 11; Queensland and SA record one new local case each

Posted by on July 26, 2021 2:36 am
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NSW reports 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; no lockdown announcement for Victoria today after 11 new local cases recorded; SA to lift lockdown from midnight tomorrow and another vaccine record. Follow the latest updates

7.36am BST

And here’s my write-up of Dean Boxall’s “wild cavorting” as Ariarne Titmus won her gold medal this morning against Katie Ledecky.

Related: Australian swimming coach Dean Boxall’s wild celebration goes viral after Ariarne Titmus wins gold

7.22am BST

Now Chalmers is asked about why Labor is dropping its negative gearing policy as well. Labor pushed to change the policy during the 2019 federal election.

Karvelas:

You made the argument, many times actually to me, that the negative gearing system was unfair.

First of all, obviously, we listened and we learned from the last election. We said we wouldn’t take an identical set of policies to the next election that we took to the last election.

People want us to look forward rather than trying re-prosecute fights from the past. We also recognise, as do the serious economists, that what is driving house prices at the moment is a range of factors, including extremely low interest rates and a lack of supply.

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