Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports four deaths and 13 new Covid cases as NSW records four

NSW records no new locally acquired cases for fifth day as pressure mounts over border closures and budget speculation intensifies. Follow all today’s updates

7.53am BST

An update on a story from earlier. We reported today that Macquarie University was preparing to cut its gender studies major, which has been in place since 1984, as part of huge course cuts across Australia.

Related: Australian universities to cut hundreds of courses as funding crisis deepens

7.37am BST

From my colleagues Christopher Knaus and Michael McGowan.

The government is hiding the self-declared conflicts of interest of six departmental and contracted staff who worked in the unit responsible for the $30m Leppington Triangle purchase scandal.

Related: Coalition hides conflicts of interest of staff involved in $30m land purchase near Western Sydney airport

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