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8.20am BST

The New South Wales branch of the Labor party has been the latest organisation to be hit by a ransomware attack.

The AFR reported the party was hit by the Avaddon ransomware group, encrypting files held by NSW Labor and threatening to leak sensitive documents including contracts, licenses, passports and employee information unless payment is made in ten days.

Detectives from Sydney City Police Area Command are aware of the incident and have commenced inquiries.”

8.18am BST

NSW Liberal MP Matthew Mason-Cox will be expelled from the party by day’s end after successfully nominating himself as upper house president, in defiance of the wishes of premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Berejiklian on Wednesday said she had asked NSW Liberal Party state director Chris Stone to boot Mason-Cox from the party, AAP reports.

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