Australia Covid updates live: NSW due to hit single dose target; Singapore Airlines cancelling dozens of international flights


Wednesday: NSW is on track to hit its 80% single dose vaccinations today, while Victoria is heading towards 70% by the end of the week – follow updates live

11.44pm BST

Australia’s agricultural sector can reach net zero emissions by 2040, achieving emissions reductions of 40% by 2030 and 60% by 2035 by scaling up existing Morrison government programs, according to new work from Ernst & Young.

The core of the abatement strategy modelled for the group Farmers for Climate Action involves reducing methane, electrifying transport, overhauling some land use, including more reforestation of marginal farmland, and improving land management through practices like increasing carbon sequestered in cropland.

Related: Agricultural sector could be net zero by 2040 if Australia boosts efforts, report suggests

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Marshall has been asked about SA’s approach to borders compared to the hardline approach from WA premier Mark McGowan.

He’s got a different approach. He’s got a very – if you like – secure border because he’s a long way away from where the Delta variant is at the moment.

We have more porous border here in South Australia. Borders with New South Wales, borders with Victoria. Look, this disease can’t be kept out forever. What we’ve got to do to make sure when it comes in, it comes in on our terms and we’ve got the ability to isolate those cases when they come and keep some baseline public health social measures in place.

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