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Australia news live: Scott Morrison says reopening international borders risks 1,000 Covid cases a week

PM says ‘first goal’ is to allow vaccinated Australians to travel and quarantine at home when they return. Follow updates liveMass vaccination clinics to put strain on healthcare workforce, doctors and nurses groups sayAustralians eligible for a vaccine share their experience of trying to get itAuthorities investigate death of NSW woman who developed blood clots after Covid vaccination 1.50am BST 50 greyhounds have died on Australian racing tracks so far this year, nearly a 50% increase in fatalities from 2020, according to data collected by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds.According to the organisation, the latest dog to die was two year old “Pretty Smart”, who was euthanised on Wednesday after fracturing their femur after falling at a track’s turn.Three of the four deadliest racetracks in 2021 are in NSW. Maitland, Richmond, and Wagga Wagga have recorded three deaths each, as has Albion Park in Queensland. 2021 has been a horrific year for greyhounds, marked by an alarming rise in deaths on NSW racetracks.Greyhound racing is incompatible with animal welfare. Death and injury is inevitable whenever greyhounds race and no dog should die for the gambling industry,” he said.The only way to stop the suffering of greyhounds is to ban greyhound racing. Until that happens, the industry should act on what its own research recommended in 2017, that straight tracks and six-dog races are safer alternatives. 1.46am BST Google has been found to have “partially” misled Australian consumers about collecting their data, according to a federal court ruling handed down today. The court found that Google continued to collect “Location History” and “Web App Activity” on some Android and Pixel phones, even for customers who ticked “No” or “Do not collect” on their settings. The ACCC submitted that the first representation was misleading because if the Web AppActivity setting was turned “on”, Google continued to collect and store such data. I accept this submission.In my view, the class included users who, acting reasonably, who would have formed the view,from what was stated and by the absence of any specific reference to location, that having Web App Activity turned “on” did not enable Google to obtain, retain and use location data.
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