Australia live updates: Melbourne’s Covid restrictions expected to ease; Morrison addresses climate, China before G7

Posted by on June 8, 2021 5:42 pm
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Travel to regional Victoria likely to be barred when lockdown ends Thursday midnight. Follow updates live

10.42pm BST

Scott Morrison is resisting international pressure to lock in more ambitious climate commitments, declaring Australia opposes setting targets for certain parts of the economy or “false deadlines for phasing out specific energy sources”.

Before he sets off for the G7 summit in the UK later this week, the prime minister will use a foreign policy speech to say that “ambition alone won’t solve the problem of actually reducing emissions”.

Related: Scott Morrison digs in against deeper cuts to emissions ahead of G7 summit

10.35pm BST

Hello, and a very good morning to you all.

It’s Matilda Boseley here to take you through the news of Wednesday.

We are still … working through all the elements. It is a day-by-day, hour-by- hour analysis about how we are tracking … We remain on track to provide that easing of restrictions to all Victorians.

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