Australia news live: new vaccine booking website hit by technical problems; PNG's Covid-19 crisis


Several users receive error messages hours after site is launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears Papua New Guinea’s outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow live

1.19am GMT

Here is some of the additional support being provided to PNG.

Australia is also providing the following new targeted support:

1.15am GMT

The shadow minister for multicultural affairs, Andrew Giles, has responded to the race discrimination commissioner Chin Tan calling for a national anti-racism framework.

Giles told Guardian Australia it was a “significant step” that Alex Hawke has said the government will consider the call.

But what Hawke hasn’t done is commit to do anything,

To recognise the challenge of racism is significant, but there was no commitment to act on racism and develop a national anti-racism strategy, despite mounting evidence of an increased incidence and severity of racist attacks.

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