Coronavirus live update Australia: six people test positive on WA live export ship as Scott Morrison announces 'jobmaker' – follow live

Two Sydney schools close after positive tests as PM discusses economic recovery plan while. Follow today’s latest news

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Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy has faced several questions about the coronavirus outbreak on a Western Australian livestock during a senate select committee inquiry into Covid-19 on Tuesday afternoon.

Murphy said he only learned about the outbreak during a meeting of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon, and that he rushed straight from the meeting to the inquiry so had not had time to find out more information.

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And from earlier, my colleague Christopher Knaus has this extraordinary story of a whistleblower who was told to contact the prime minister using the generic online form.

Public servant who claimed to have documentary evidence of ministerial corruption was told speaking to media could be unlawful and advised to contact the prime minister using this generic online form available to the public https://t.co/e1kPy8KykN pic.twitter.com/70rqLCzxtp

Related: Public servant alleging ministerial corruption told speaking to media could be unlawful

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live update Australia: six people test positive on WA live export ship as Scott Morrison announces 'jobmaker' – follow live ———

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