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- ‘A lot of anger and disappointment’ in Queensland after positive case
- Woman shot dead in NSW
- Today’s headlines at a glance
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‘A lot of anger and disappointment’ in Queensland after positive case
Dr Bruce Willett, from Queensland’s Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, was speaking on the Today show a short while ago.
He said there was a “a lot of anger and disappointment” in his home state after it was revealed a woman recently drove from Melbourne to Queensland despite the sunshine state imposing a hard border with Greater Melbourne.
A woman was shot dead near Newcastle on WednesdayCredit:Sam Mooy
We’ll have more on this developing story shortly.
Royal row over baby name
In overseas news, there’s been some back-and-forth over whether the Queen was consulted prior to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex naming their baby daughter Lilibet.
The BBC’s royal correspondent, Jonny Dymond, has reported that Queen Elizabeth II was not asked permission to use her childhood name and that none had been granted. His story was attributed to a royal source. Harry and Meghan’s lawyers have since written to the BBC, arguing the claims are false and defamatory.
An editor at Harpers Bazaar then had this to say: “A Sussex source says that the Queen was the first family Harry called after Lilibet’s birth and during that conversation, he shared the couple’s hope of naming their daughter in her honour. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.
“Perhaps this report highlights just how far removed aides within the institution … now are from the Sussexes’ private matters.”
Today’s headlines at a glance
Good morning and thanks for joining us. It’s Thursday, June 10. I’m Broede Carmody.
Once again there’s lots of news around. Let’s jump straight in. Here’s what you need to know:
- Queensland authorities will today investigate whether a 44-year-old woman who drove into the state from Melbourne should be charged for violating lockdown rules. Queensland and parts of regional NSW are on alert with multiple exposure sites as we await further test results from the woman’s close contacts (her partner has returned a negative test result).
- Melburnians are waking up to their last day of the current lockdown. From 11.59pm tonight, people in the southern city will be able to leave their homes up to 25km for any reason. However, some venues such as gyms remain closed and masks remain mandatory indoors.
- As pressure mounts on the Morrison government to resettle a Tamil asylum-seeker family, some Liberal MPs are privately pushing for the family of four to be allowed to stay on the Australian mainland.
- And the NSW Blues and their supporters are celebrating after last night’s win against the Queensland Maroons in Townsville. It was the first ever State of Origin game to be played in the northeastern Queensland city.
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