Australia news live update: Victoria records 17 Covid deaths, NSW 24; Joyce apologises for saying ‘people aren’t dying’; free rapid tests available to millions

Follow all the day’s news.   22:21 Michael McGowan The New South Wales government could be forced to spend another $4.1bn over the next decade to address “significant uncertainties” ...

Australia news live update: Joyce apologises for saying ‘people aren’t dying’ as Victoria records 17 Covid deaths, NSW 24; free rapid tests available to millions

Follow all the day’s news.   22:12 However, in NSW hospitalisation numbers have gone back up. There are currently 2,816 people in hospital with Covid-19, up from 2,712 on Sunday. ...