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Posted by on August 19, 2021 6:35 pm
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ACT chief minister Andrew Barr calls on colleagues to stop presenting 70% or 80% vaccination targets as ‘freedom day’ ahead of meeting. Follow latest updates

11.31pm BST

“There are going to be more cases, there are going to be deaths, but we can’t live in lockdown forever”
@JoshFrydenberg on @TheTodayShow

11.28pm BST

Large scale testing in the Victorian hotspot suburb of St Kilda is still underway this morning.

Another walk in site has opened next to the Palais Theatre. More than a dozen people out here in the rain (and a dachshund in a jacket) waiting to get tested. This one opens at 8AM. @TheTodayShow @9NewsMelb

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