Coronavirus Australia live updates: free childcare to end on 12 July, government says, as New Zealand drops all social restrictions – latest news

Dan Tehan concedes reintroduction of childcare fees will place pressure on families where work has been lost but says activity test changes will help support them, while Labor condemns care ‘snap back’

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Organisers of a second Black Lives Matter protest in Perth are refusing to apply for an exemption to host more than 300 people under coronavirus restrictions, AAP report.

Co-organiser Tanesha Bennell said no exemption had been sought for the first rally, which drew about 2000 people.

But the venue for the second event on Saturday has changed to Langley Park to provide people with more space to physically distance.

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The ABC’s reporter at Long Bail Jail has said it is “unclear” what triggered a fight that Correctional Services says occurred, but that at least some of the incident today was related to the Black Lives Matter protests.

It has been reported earlier that “BLM” was spelled out in the yard after tear gas was used.

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