Australia politics live: government health pages taken down in Facebook news ban; Victoria comes out of lockdown

Social media giant says it is blocking news over proposed media bargaining code but includes health, police and other pages; some restrictions remain in Victoria as businesses reopen. Follow live

11.20pm GMT

This is a thing which has happened.

Interesting approach by federal Labor re Facebook. They voted to pass the media code in the Parliament last night. This morning they say the government has failed to land a workable code. Which they voted for. Last night.

11.16pm GMT

Embattled casino operator Crown Resorts has plunged into the red as a result of Covid-19 lockdowns and its regulatory crisis, losing $120m over the last six months of 2020.

This compares to a profit of $219m for the same period in 2019. The company also has current liabilities – things that need to be paid in the next 12 months – that are $430m more than current assets – things it could reasonably turn into cash in the same period.

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