Australia news live: China row simmers; NSW awaits Covid case numbers

MP Andrew Hastie has criticised the release of details included in the war crimes report for allowing China to ‘malign our troops’; PM faces questions over Murdoch Christmas party flight; NSW awaits update on new Covid cluster. Follow all today’s news

11.14pm GMT

As I mentioned before, travellers on a number of public transport services in Sydney are being urged to get tested immediately and self-isolate until further instruction.

This comes after a hotel quarantine worker was diagnosed with Covid-19 after several days of travelling to work via train and light rail while potentially infectious.

NSW Health will be asking people who travelled on the below services at the following periods to get tested immediately and self-isolate, until further advised by NSW Health. pic.twitter.com/3cQRPm0dp0

11.11pm GMT

Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, is about to address the foreign diplomatic corps in Canberra about the Indo-Pacific.

Essentially she’ll be speaking to the ambassadors and senior representatives of other countries who have diplomatic representation in Australia.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Australia news live: China row simmers; NSW awaits Covid case numbers ———