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Home affairs minister flags possible reprieve for Tamil family held in detention; Coalition under increasing pressure to lift the ban blocking 9,000 Australians in India from returning home. Follow latest updates
- Full report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel ban
- GPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejected
- Almost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests
General practitioners in Australia grappling with major vaccine supply shortfalls are being refused more AstraZeneca doses, despite 1m per week now being manufactured onshore.
Guardian Australia spoke with GPs across the country on Tuesday to understand whether early supply issues had eased, particularly given the increase in domestic manufacturing of the AstraZeneca vaccine at CSL’s Melbourne facility.
NT CLP Senator Sam McMahon says it would be ‘foolish’ to try to ramp up Howard Springs capacity to 2000 arrivals per fortnight unless the territory government can solve the staffing shortfall #auspol