Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 113 new Covid cases and 12 deaths as NSW reports 13 cases

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With that, I’ll be handing you over to my colleague Josh Taylor. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Calla Wahlquist for running the blog earlier today.

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An update on some comments that multiculturalism minister Alan Tudge made earlier today, which seemed to hint that the government could fund more Chinese language media in Australia.

Interesting. Immigration Minister Alan Tudge is asked about how the Chinese government effectively censors many Chinese language outlets in Australia, often through pressuring advertisers. He *seems* to hint the Govt may contemplate funding more Chinese-language services (?) pic.twitter.com/69z0VB94CS

Well. The Minister’s office says it has no further comment and no-one else seems to know (or will say) exactly what he’s referring to. So who knows right now. Watch this space. I will keep on trying to find out what’s going on.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 113 new Covid cases and 12 deaths as NSW reports 13 cases ———

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