Australia politics live news: Covid vaccine booster shots approved; Morrison to push social media reform at G20; Barnaby Joyce drama in parliament

Tony Smith steps down as Speaker ahead of question time; Scott Morrison gives update confirming Covid booster shots approved from 8 November; Andrew Laming ‘withdraws’ apology made to constituents in parliament; Victoria’s new pandemic laws under scrutiny as state records 1,923 cases and 25 deaths; NSW records 293 cases and two deaths; confusion over Barnaby Joyce claims. Follow all the day’s news

McKinsey, a consulting company paid to advise on the vaccine rollout before receiving another contract to advise on the government’s net zero 2050 commitment, is now being paid to advise on how to cut down on waiting times for veterans waiting for their benefits.

From estimates overnight:

To mark this new chapter, Australia will invest $154 million into our cooperation with Asean through:

· a new Australia for ASEAN Futures Initiative, which will provide $124 million to support projects that address complex challenges including health security, terrorism and transnational crime, energy security, promoting the circular economy and healthy oceans, and support implementation of the Asean Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP);

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