Australian politics live: Queensland border reopens; Morrison condemns China tweet

Queensland tourism operators hope reopening of border to Victoria and Sydney will help economic recovery; MPs hit back at China over provocative tweet; Reserve Bank board to meet – follow latest updates

11.00pm GMT

Penny Wong was asked whether Scott Morrison’s reaction yesterday to the tweet was exactly what the Chinese government wanted.

The Australian community I think is unified in our response. But I do think this: in the face of deliberate provocation, whether it’s in this context or elsewhere, it’s always best if we respond calmly and strategically rather than emotionally. And I think all of us need to focus on what we together have to do, given where the relationship is, in the coming months and beyond.

10.51pm GMT

It’s all but officially reversed.

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester tells @SkyNewsAust he is opposed to stripping meritorious unit citation -“it does trouble me that we would somehow take away an award for people who have done nothing wrong… I don’t know what good would come from stripping the citation”

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