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Morrison government commits $110m to seafood industry and coronavirus testing pop-up clinic established in Bondi. Follow live updates

11.21pm BST

Peter Gutwein, Tasmania’s premier, is giving his morning update.

He says an order will be issued very soon, to prevent any evictions of residential tenants during this crisis (outside of criminal actions and damage) for 90 days, which can be extended if needed.

But I also want to say that if you are in a residential tenancy, and you can pay your rent, then you should. This is not a licence not to pay rent.

If you can pay your rent, you should. That is the very clear expectation. This bill will not provide you with support if you are in a position where financial hardship is not being felt. But if it is, but if you are in a difficult situation, then this bill will provide the protections that are necessary.”

11.17pm BST

We were told this was on the cards last week, and here it is

Defence has launched “Operation COVID-19 Assist” to be headed by former Special Forces Commander Major General Paul Kenny. Around 570 ADF personnel currently involved in coronavirus tasks such as contact tracing and quarantine supervision. Defence Minister signalling more to come

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