Australia news live: Linda Reynolds taken to hospital; Kelly's exit from Libs prompts Nats leadership talk

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11.20pm GMT

Reuters reports that a Lloyd’s of London insurer has pledged not to insure the Adani (now Bravus Mining and Resources) coal mine in the Galilee basin – or other associated projects, presumably meaning the rail line it needs to get to the port.

From the Reuters report:

Major Lloyd’s of London insurer Brit will not insure Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine, it said on Tuesday, adding to a growing list of Lloyd’s insurers who have made similar pledges.

Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia with its plan to open up a new thermal coal basin at a time of growing concern over global warming, in a region that is in need of jobs.

11.15pm GMT

The vaccine error in Brisbane comes at a time when federal, state and territory governments are urging Australians to get the vaccine once they become eligible.

Professor Julie Leask Professor at the University of Sydney, a social scientist whose research focuses on infectious disease and immunisation controversies and communication, said the government had done the right thing about being upfront about the situation.

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