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COVID live updates: Victoria records one new local case of coronavirus
Victoria's Health Department announces another locally transmitted case of COVID-19 as residents in Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs are urged to be on alert after viral fragments are detected in wastewater samples.

Morrison meets Biden for first time, but not one-on-one as planned
Carbis Bay: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met US President Joe Biden for the first time – but the encounter was not one-on-one as planned and journalists were not permitted to cover the exchange. Australian officials viewed a bilateral meeting between...

Defamation nation: why are Australian politicians so quick to sue?
When he was attorney general, Christian Porter told the National Press Club Australia's defamation laws didn't strike the right balance. After extensive consultation, states agreed to make the laws more defendant-friendly, promising to introduce a new public...

Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the FBI
Whether it was gangsters a century ago speeding off in faster getaway cars, or terrorists and hackers in recent decades who shielded their communications through encrypted apps, criminals have perennially exploited technology to stay a step ahead of law...

Queensland State Election Early Voting

Queensland State Election is being held on Saturday 31 October.
Early Voting starts on Monday 19 October at 70 Edith Street, Wynnum (near the 'Mates' Steak restaurant).
Opening hours are 
9am to 6pm   Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
9am to 9pm  Tuesday and Thursday
You can also vote early at City Hall, Brisbane, during the same hours.

The Polling Booths on Election Day are open 8am to 6pm.