Australia news live: Palaszczuk to provide Qld Covid update; McCormack defends Craig Kelly's right to post misinformation

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11.05pm GMT

Here is a bit more information about the confusion going on around the Victoria/NSW border at the moment.

Victoria’s state’s border with regional NSW reopened on Monday night following the launch of a new permit system.

10.49pm GMT

Just a bit more from acting prime minister Michael McCormack’s controversial media rounds this morning. He was also interviewed on Nine’s Today Show.

The nationals leaders has been criticised for refusing to censure government MPs including George Christensen for spreading misinformation about last week’s siege on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.

George Christensen is a free spirit …

While George might sometimes push the boundaries of controversy on social media, he also sticks very much up for communities.

Our own leaders need to stamp down on the conspiracy rubbish – not everything on the internet is true.

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