April 21, 2021

Manly Quarantine

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Australia news live: Queensland reports two local Covid cases amid Brisbane lockdown; NSW records no new cases

Princess Alexandra hospital is shutting down as a precaution; Australia joins 13 countries to express...

Princess Alexandra hospital is shutting down as a precaution; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators. Follow live

1.24am BST

Honestly, this is fairly dull. I’ll dip back in when we get to come juicy questions.

(Maybe giving up on a boring press conference should be another sip on the blog drinking game.)

1.23am BST

AAP has a bit more info about these military announcements today:

Australia will produce its own guided missiles under a $1 billion plan to build a new weapons facility in partnership with a global arms manufacturer.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, having the ability for self-reliance, be it vaccine development or the defence of Australia, is vital to meeting our own requirements in a changing global environment…

It’s an imperative we now proceed with the creation of a sovereign guided weapons capability as a priority, accelerating this process following the idea first being explored in the force structure plan.

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