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Australia news LIVE: Blockade Australia protests disrupt Sydney; global economy at risk of stagflation

Australia news LIVE: Blockade Australia protests disrupt Sydney; global economy at risk of stagflation

Global economic indicators are flashing red with a real risk of stagflation, one of the world’s most senior economists warns. Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Nigel Gladstone

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As it happened: Albanese warns of cuts to federal budget; Ukraine given candidate status by European Union; ABS under fire over ‘non-binary’ census question

As it happened: Albanese warns of cuts to federal budget; Ukraine given candidate status by European Union; ABS under fire over ‘non-binary’ census question

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the Labor government’s first budget would “really put the brakes on” federal spending. LGBTQI advocates fear the 2021 census results will dramatically underestimate gender diversity in Australia because of a poorly worded question.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Nigel Gladstone
Australia news LIVE: Crown Sydney receives conditional licence to open; RBA warns of further interest rate rises; NSW, ACT teacher strike set for June 30

Australia news LIVE: Crown Sydney receives conditional licence to open; RBA warns of further interest rate rises; NSW, ACT teacher strike set for June 30

Follow our live blog for the major news stories of the day.

  • by Roy Ward, Amelia McGuire and Josh Dye
Australia news LIVE: Federal budget could fall off ‘debt cliff’; Researchers say FINA decision based on ‘opinion, not science’

Australia news LIVE: Federal budget could fall off ‘debt cliff’; Researchers say FINA decision based on ‘opinion, not science’

Australian researchers say the jury is out on whether transgender women have a biological advantage over cisgender women in sport. Treasurer Jim Chalmers says they’ve inherited significant challenges in the economy and budget.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Josh Dye
Australia news LIVE: Former foreign minister says Australia should demand Assange release; Omicron wave was twice the size of recorded cases

Australia news LIVE: Former foreign minister says Australia should demand Assange release; Omicron wave was twice the size of recorded cases

States will gain the right to decide whether coal and gas will be part of a national scheme to reward power generators. The number of COVID-19 infections in Australia was likely at least twice what was reported among adults during the first major Omicron wave.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Josh Dye
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Australia news LIVE: Hanson returns to Senate; Energy chief says crisis boosts case for renewables; Russia sanctions 121 Australians; National cabinet meets

Australia news LIVE: Hanson returns to Senate; Energy chief says crisis boosts case for renewables; Russia sanctions 121 Australians; National cabinet meets

Queensland’s six senate seats have been confirmed, while foreign affairs minister Penny Wong pledged 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Solomon Islands.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Angus Thomson
Australia news LIVE: AEMO continues energy trading suspension; VIC, NSW making major investment in kindergartens

Australia news LIVE: AEMO continues energy trading suspension; VIC, NSW making major investment in kindergartens

Follow along on our live blog for the major news of the day.

  • by Roy Ward, Amelia McGuire and Josh Dye
Australia news LIVE: ASX enters correction with $80b wiped off sharemarket; Blackouts possible in NSW and Queensland; Socceroos off to the World Cup

Australia news LIVE: ASX enters correction with $80b wiped off sharemarket; Blackouts possible in NSW and Queensland; Socceroos off to the World Cup

Meanwhile, new data shows the total value of Australia’s 10.8 million residential properties has increased by $221 billion in the first three months of the year. Follow our live coverage.

  • by Hanna Mills Turbet and Josh Dye
Australia news LIVE: Biloela family return home; Albanese and Ardern meet in Sydney; Calls for national COVID-19 database; state and federal ministers disagree over fossil fuels

Australia news LIVE: Biloela family return home; Albanese and Ardern meet in Sydney; Calls for national COVID-19 database; state and federal ministers disagree over fossil fuels

Some state and federal ministers are at loggerheads over the future of the fossil fuel, while Australia’s most respected infectious disease experts warn our systems for collecting information on coronavirus infections are fragmented.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Angus Thomson