Australia news live: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week

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11.13pm GMT

Manufacturing is bouncing back from last year’s recession, the Australian Industry Group says.

AAP reports that the manufacturing index grew by a further 3.5 points in February to 58.8, its strongest expansion since March 2018.

10.54pm GMT

For those interested in what health minister Greg Hunt had to say yesterday about Covid misinformation, I draw your attention to this excellent piece from last month about the home affairs department approaching Facebook to take down misleading and false posts:

Related: Australia’s Department of Home Affairs made most requests for Covid misinformation takedowns

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