Australia news live updates: Fina bans swimmer who fainted from final; Victoria names new ministers; Penny Wong to travel to south-east Asia

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Australia news live updates: Fina bans swimmer who fainted from final; Victoria names new ministers; Penny Wong to travel to south-east Asia

Jacinta Allan has been appointed Victoria’s new deputy premier, while the prime minister has moved to reduce crossbench staffers. Follow live

There have been 21 Covid deaths in NSW. 1,453 people have been hospitalised, and 45 are in intensive care:

US president Joe Biden is calling on Americans to vote for officials who will restore abortion rights. This is how he described the overturning of Roe v Wade earlier:

So extreme that women could be punished for protecting their health.

So extreme that women and girls who are forced to bear their rapist’s child – of the child of consequence.

Continue reading...