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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is speaking in Canberra alongside Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews.

He says Australians are looking forward to Christmas and the holiday season with “one of the lowest fatality rates” from COVID-19 in the world.

“We have one of the strongest advanced economies going to COVID in the world.

“And now, we have one of the highest vaccination rates of countries in the world.

“These are extraordinary achievements by Australians,” Mr Morrison said.

By Adam Vidler

Multiple people are believed to be injured after a car drove into a parade in the USA.

The incident happened in the city of Waukesha in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

By Sarah Swain

By Sarah Swain

Multiple people are believed to be injured after a car drove into a Christmas parade in the USA.

The incident happened in the city of Waukesha in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A live stream of the event shows a red car speeding along a road though barriers, as people lined the streets to watch.

Waukesha Police Department said on Facebook: “Please avoid the downtown area for the time being.”

More to come…

By Jonathan Kearsley

By Mark Saunokonoko

Australia’s plan to reopen to the world will take another big step forward today, with a major announcement expected to allow skilled migrants and international students back into the country.

Speaking on Today, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said reopening borders to 200,000 visa holders would be a real boost to Australia’s economy.

Ten of thousands of people have demonstrated through central Brussels to protest against reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases.

Many among the police estimate of 35,000 at the rally had already left for home yesterday when the demonstration descended into violence as several hundred people started pelting police, smashing cars and setting garbage bins ablaze.

Police responded with tear gas and water cannons and sought to restore order as dusk settled on the Belgian capital.

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By Tom Livingstone

Queensland Police have hailed this year’s Schoolies contingent as one of the best behaved in years – at least so far.

Speaking to media today, police said just six schoolies had been arrested over the first weekend of the 2021 event.

That compares to 21 “toolies” – older people who crash Schoolies events and parties – also finding themselves in cuffs.

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