Australia news live: major flooding hits north-west Sydney; nation passes 10,000 Covid deaths

Thousands urged to evacuate in NSW amid deluge and Warragamba dam spills; flooding hits north-west Sydney; Victoria reports 22 new Covid deaths and NSW two; NSW reports century-first diphtheria case; Victorian Labor MP Jane Garrett dies from breast cancer. Follow all today’s news, live

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Australia news updates live: Queensland floods death toll at seven; PM offers military support for Lismore; nine Covid deaths recorded

PM offers military support to Lismore as water reaches dangerously high levels; major flood warning issued for Brisbane; Frydenberg discusses financial support for Ukraine; Victoria records three Covid deaths, NSW records six deaths. Follow the latest updates live

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Covid live news: UK records 81,713 cases; thousands protest in Vienna against mandatory vaccination

UK reports 287 deaths with the seven-day total up 45% on the week before; parliament due to vote next week on the issue, which has polarised country

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Australia Covid live news updates: almost 500 extra Sydney cases undetected in community for days after mistake by major testing facility

More positive cases after Sydney lab testing error; ‘sacred’ SCG Ashes Test to go ahead, NSW minister says; Queensland reports 1,158 cases, scraps day five testing requirement after Brad Hazzard criticises ‘tourism testing’; massive demand for testing in NSW blows out wait times as state records 6,062 cases and one death; Victoria records 2,738 Covid cases and four deaths; Tasmania reports 43 cases and the ACT 252 – follow all the latest news

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