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Do the states have to obey Australia’s national Covid plan? | Anne Twomey

The short answer is no – but it’s complicated. Here is an explainer * Covid restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders * Vaccine rollout tracker * Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing In August 2021, the national cabinet agreed to a national plan to transition Australia’s national Covid-19 response. It was based upon epidemiological modelling of the Delta variant by the Doherty Institute. It sets out four phases, with phase B starting when about 70% of those aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated, and phase C starting when over 80% are fully vaccinated. Continue reading...

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