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Tragic information out of Queensland. AAP studies:

Queensland’s deputy premier says the loss of life of a toddler from Covid-19 within the state is “awfully unhappy”.

The 23-month-old died at Queensland Kids’s Hospital on Sunday evening, however the youngster’s loss of life was solely confirmed late on Tuesday evening.

The deputy premier, Steven Miles, says he can’t discuss in regards to the case on account of privateness protocols however supplied his condolences to the household.

My coronary heart simply goes out to that household, and naturally to our well being employees who would have achieved the whole lot that they may to maintain that little youngster.

Miles mentioned there have been about 1,000 folks in hospital with Covid-19 within the state, however the authorities had no plans for a masks mandate or every other well being measures to suppress the outbreak.

Peter Hannam

Peter Hannam

Right this moment’s shopper inflation figures are prone to be the best in a long time once they land in about an hour’s time from the ABS.

Market economists on common expect the headline shopper value index determine for the June quarter to return in at 6.3%, which might be the best for the reason that 6.9% tempo clocked within the December 1990 quarter. (Cue tedious references to Madonna’s “Justify my love” topping the charts, and many others … if anybody remembers it.)

Anyway, the headline quantity will inform solely a part of the story. For one factor, the ABS splits discretionary and non-discretionary items.

Within the March quarter, the 5.1% “headline” CPI quantity was overshadowed by the 6.6% tempo of value will increase for issues that folks usually had no selection about.

Forward of the CPI figures out in about an hour, it is value noting the ‘headline’ inflation figures inform solely a part of the story. Punters in all probability care extra in regards to the ‘non-discretionary’ inflation, which within the March qtr got here in at an annual charge of 6.6% (vs 5.1% total).

— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) July 27, 2022

The opposite key quantity, for debtors and savers at the least, would be the trimmed imply tally which strips out extra unstable movers and is the quantity the Reserve Financial institution is normally most eager to have a look at.

Within the March quarter that quantity got here in at 3.7%, or outdoors the 2-3% vary that the RBA prefers over the long run.

As we reported when these figures landed in the course of the official election marketing campaign in April, the large inflation numbers had been excessive sufficient to immediate rapid hypothesis that the central financial institution would raise its money charge goal the next week … which, in fact, it did.

As issues stand earlier than at present’s CPI numbers land, traders are sure the RBA will raise its money charge for a fourth straight month when its board meets subsequent Tuesday. The truth is, there’s a couple of 4/5 likelihood it’s going to hike by 65 foundation factors to make the speed a pleasant spherical 2%.

Forward of the CPI figures out in about an hour, it is value noting the ‘headline’ inflation figures inform solely a part of the story. Punters in all probability care extra in regards to the ‘non-discretionary’ inflation, which within the March qtr got here in at an annual charge of 6.6% (vs 5.1% total).

— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) July 27, 2022

Given inflation (and jobs development) have tended to shock on the upside, will we see one other bigger than anticipated bounce at present? Keep tuned …

The movement and amendments to vary standing orders are going to a vote.

We’ll carry you that consequence very quickly

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

One Nation: Hanson to oppose movement for Aboriginal flag to be displayed in Senate

Additional to Pauline Hanson’s interjection within the parliament within the very opening seconds of the Senate’s first sitting morning throughout the Indigenous acknowledgement of nation, her workplace claimed the acknowledgement “perpetuates racial division”:

From this level ahead, Senator Hanson will refuse to acknowledge nation within the Senate.

Senator Hanson can even oppose a movement within the Senate at present for the Aboriginal flag to be displayed within the Senate. Senator Hanson considers that just one flag, the Australian nationwide flag, actually represents all Australians.

To again up her argument, Hanson claimed the acknowledgement will not be “any kind of indigenous Australian custom, provided that at most it has solely been in use for the previous 25 years (and in Parliament solely 12 years).”

Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags behind a lectern
Anthony Albanese’s first press convention as prime minister in Could featured the Aboriginal flag and the flag of the Torres Strait Islands, alongside the usual flag. {Photograph}: Lukas Coch/AAP

Pauline Hanson solely simply managed to retain her senate seat, after a really sturdy vote for the Legalise Hashish Australia social gathering.

Preferences bought her throughout the road. However it was shut.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Pauline Hanson walks out throughout acknowledgement of nation

Pauline Hanson has kicked off her contributions to the forty seventh parliament in typical vogue, storming out of the acknowledgement of nation throughout the opening formalities of the Senate’s first correct sitting day.

As is custom, the Senate president learn out the Lord’s prayer to start the day’s proceedings at 9.30am, adopted by the Indigenous acknowledgement.

Simply as newly-installed president Sue Strains mentioned she acknowledged “the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples who’re the standard custodians of the Canberra space”, Hanson’s voice appeared to ring out in interjection.

The Senate’s cameras didn’t change to the again of chamber, nevertheless it was reported by AAP that Hanson had known as out ““No, I gained’t … I by no means will.”

We’ve contacted Hanson’s workplace for remark.

Pauline Hanson leaving the Senate
Pauline Hanson walks out throughout the acknowledgement of nation for the primary sitting day of the forty seventh Parliament. {Photograph}: Mick Tsikas/AAP

The Greens senator Lidia Thorpe, a Djab Wurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara lady, tweeted that Hanson was “ignorant”, claiming she “disrespectfully stormed out of the acknowledgement of Nation within the Senate”.

ACT studies no new Covid deaths with 141 folks in hospital

The ACT has recorded 1,104 new Covid infections.

ACT COVID-19 replace – 27 July 2022

🦠 COVID-19 case numbers
◾ New circumstances at present: 1,104 (608 PCR and 496 RAT)
◾ Energetic circumstances: 5,604 (3,025 PCR and a pair of,579 RAT)
◾ Whole circumstances since March 2020: 187,664 (111,532 PCR and 76,132 RAT)

COVID-19 vaccination knowledge is reported on Fridays.

— ACT Well being (@ACTHealth) July 27, 2022

Wilkie joins Steggall on pressing invoice amendments

Tasmanian unbiased Andrew Wilkie says he solely obtained the amendments from Labor at 8.30 this morning.

“It isn’t ok,” he says.

He’s largely in assist of the amendments, however needs some modifications, like Zali Steggall has recommended, to pressing payments.

Bandt backs independents in standing orders debate

Adam Bandt is supporting Zali Steggall’s proposed amendments to the standing orders (she needs extra leeway for pressing payments)

Greens chief @AdamBandt seconds the movement on the idea the modifications are higher than the established order. However he says there must be some understanding about independents needing to place unbiased positions throughout debate. He says he’ll assist @zalisteggall‘s modification #auspol

— Katharine Murphy (@murpharoo) July 27, 2022

Labor is proposing to provide the crossbench extra questions throughout query time and Bandt can be mentioning that the opposition’s objections to the change of standing orders is as a result of the crossbench will probably be getting a much bigger voice.

He says it is smart to provide the crossbench extra questions – there’s extra of them now, and it higher displays the parliament.

Paul Fletcher: modifications will make the home a ‘toothless legislative physique’

In the meantime, the Liberal’s Paul Fletcher exhibits no indicators of leaving the Sydney Uni debate techniques out of the chamber.

He has responded to the proposed modifications to the standing orders (no quorums after 6.30pm, probably reducing the time for talking/debates within the night) with:

Certainly, [with] this standing order, Mr Speaker, we will probably be proper up there with the Russian Duma as a toothless legislative physique.

Relatable as at all times.

Debate on change to standing orders continues

The unbiased MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall, is mentioning that within the earlier parliament, “disruption in the home” has been the fault of each main events, mentioning that Labor fairly appreciated shifting motions to droop standing orders.

.@zalisteggall is shifting an modification to the modifications of the standing orders. She has considerations in regards to the truncation of consideration intimately when payments are declared pressing #auspol @AmyRemeikis

— Katharine Murphy (@murpharoo) July 27, 2022

There may be going to be a bit of debate on whether or not or not there must be amendments to the standing orders, so if you wish to get a cuppa, now’s the time.

Victoria information 32 new Covid deaths with 872 folks in hospital

In Victoria, 32 folks misplaced their lives to Covid yesterday and 12,653 extra folks examined optimistic to the virus.

We thank everybody who bought vaccinated and examined yesterday.

Right this moment’s complete variety of COVID-19 deaths contains some historic circumstances.

Our ideas are with these in hospital, and the households of people that have misplaced their lives.

Extra knowledge quickly:

— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) July 26, 2022

NSW information 20 extra Covid deaths with 2,275 folks in hospital

An additional 20 folks in NSW have misplaced their lives to Covid within the final 24 hours and 16,171 extra folks have examined optimistic to the virus as hospitalisations proceed to surge.

COVID-19 replace – Wednesday 27 July 2022

Within the 24-hour reporting interval to 4pm yesterday:

– 96.8% of individuals aged 16+ have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine*
– 95.3% of individuals aged 16+ have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine*

— NSW Well being (@NSWHealth) July 26, 2022

Parliament has begun

As soon as we get by means of this bit in the home (see Murph’s publish on how the federal government is setting issues up) there would be the introduction of the local weather invoice.

That is the primary little bit of main laws the federal government is introducing. There may be nonetheless an extended solution to go – it has to get previous the Senate, so this is step one in direction of Labor assembly the dedication it laid out throughout the election marketing campaign (and earlier than).

For a primary week of a brand new parliament, this one is motoring alongside. Tons being achieved in a short time.

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