NSW has recorded no new cases for the second day in a row and Victoria has recorded five new cases, down from 16 yesterday.
Melbourne’s curfew has been lifted today and a number of other restrictions around schools and universities, workplaces, shopping and weddings have also been eased. You can find a full list of what’s changed here.
On its final day, Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry has heard that no special measures were put in place to address the risk of putting positive cases in one ‘hot hotel’, the Rydges on Swanston, insufficient regard was given to the safety of hotel quarantine workers and that the failures of the state’s quarantine system to contain COVID-19 led to 768 deaths and more than 18,000 infections.
Both Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern have said a “travel bubble” with New Zealand and parts of Australia may be possible by Christmas.
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