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Scott Morrison

Albanese says prime minister ignored health advice

Anthony Albanese says the prime minister should have listened to health experts and planned for the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

Morrison talks to Serbian PM over Djokovic

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Serbian counterpart has requested direct liaison between governments about issues over Novak Djokovic's visa. 

Morrison says Omicron impacting workforce, spending

Scott Morrison concedes the highly-infectious COVID-19 Omicron variant is having an impact on Australia's workforce and consumer spending.

Morrison calls for co-ordinated school reopening across Australia

The head of the prime minister's department is working with the states and territories to harmonise the return of school for 2022.

Angry Aussies slam rapid antigen test availability

Scott Morrison remains under pressure to make rapid antigen COVID-19 tests free as widespread shortages continue around the country.

Morrison says hospitals equipped for Omicron surge

Scott Morrison has stressed Australia's health systems are more than equipped to handle a rising number of Omicron infections.

National cabinet overhauls COVID-19 rules

Quarantine requirements for COVID positive cases and close contacts will change and the country will pivot towards a greater reliance on rapid antigen tests.

Government plays down ‘200,000 daily COVID-19 cases’ modelling

The Morrison government has played down modelling showing up to 200,000 COVID-19 cases a day is a possibility without tightened restrictions.

Morrison wants to ‘treat Australians like adults’

Scott Morrison insists the time for the "heavy hand of government" has passed despite Australia's new daily infections surpassing 4500.

Morrison not worried about COVID-19 infection spike

Scott Morrison has told Australians nervous about rising COVID-19 infections they can choose to stay home and leave others to go about their lives.