Coronavirus live update Australia: Coalition criticises Victoria government's handling of pandemic as state records 148 new cases and eight deaths

Josh Frydenberg says Daniel Andrews’ government has ‘a lot of questions to answer’ over its Covid-19 response, as NSW reports three new cases. Follow live

7.45am BST

The federal government laid out their own witnesses in this case, so I think that in this case, a retweet is an endorsement. But here is Matt Canavan explaining why the federal government never really supported the WA border challenge.

Or something. It’s been a long day.

I’m a bit worried that we’re entering into a situation that every time the Australian government seeks to join a case, it is then taken as some kind of approval of that case itself. It is the judicial equivalent of a retweet. You retweet something and it doesn’t mean you endorse the comments of it, and the same goes here.

I think it would have been better if the commonwealth stayed involved, but the politics got too hard.

7.40am BST

Wear a mask, people.

#MaskedSingerAU Updated: 16 positive cases, 289 tests. All production crew in 14 day isolation. https://t.co/HY4nYth0RJ pic.twitter.com/3PdNKovvYy

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