Australia news live: Morrison government considers aid to India for Covid crisis and reduced flights

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The Queensland police service employs fewer than 90 officers as specialists in domestic and family violence, despite case numbers rising to more than 100,000 a year across the state.

As the QPS attempts to understand its own “failures” to protect murdered Gold Coast mother Kelly Wilkinson, support services and victims’ advocates have spoken out about the chronic under-resourcing of programs designed to intervene to prevent harm to women.

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Palaszczuk:

We have been putting on the table clear options for some more regional quarantine facilities. I’ve put in place the Well Camp in Toowoomba where the facility would be built right next to the airport.

Mark McGowan said – why not utilise Christmas Island. Howard Springs is being utilised in central Northern Territory. So look – why are we not looking at more options? We have to keep our country safe.

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Source: The Guardian
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