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"From a government that has made the avoidance of accountability to the parliament one of their hallmarks, this is a new low." - Labor’s @SenatorWong. #abc730 #auspol
"What we have across the parliament, across estimates committees, is in relation to Ms Higgins and the allegations that have been made about what happened to her ... the Government has refused to answer questions." - Labor’s @SenatorWong. #abc730 #auspol
"I think this week is a new low. From a government that has made the avoidance of accountability to the parliament one of their hallmarks, this is a new low." – Labor’s @SenatorWong. #abc730 #auspol
Today Scott Morrison made another attempt at a political reset on Sydney radio, amidst speculation a Cabinet reshuffle may see Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds lose their current portfolios. #abc730 #auspol
Late last night the Prime Minister made a Facebook apology after he wrongly alleged a media company was facing a workplace harassment claim during his mea culpa on women yesterday. #abc730 #auspol
NSW government sought to spend $200m in bushfire funding without opening applications. #abc730 #nswpol @FarrellPF abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
Jason Fletcher filmed this incredible flood footage from the roof of his Taree home. He and his daughter climbed up at 7.30am and spent four hours there before rescue crews arrived. #abc730 @DanConifer
Senior Liberal Kent Johns says he confronted MP Craig Kelly three times over allegations about his trusted advisor Frank Zumbo. #abc730 #auspol @GraceTobin @hagarco abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
Senior Liberal Party member Kent Johns has labelled @CraigKellyMP a "liar", as the former Liberal MP continues to stand by his political staffer Frank Zumbo amid allegations that Mr Zumbo sexually harassed young women. Full story tonight on #abc730 abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
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New documents released have shed more light on how the NSW government allocated grants for bushfire recovery. Full story tonight on #abc730. abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
After a month of disturbing allegations about attitudes to women in Parliament House, @ScottMorrisonMP had to apologise for some recent missteps. But yesterday's intervention was not without its flaws, as @latingle reports. #auspol #abc730 youtube.com/watch?v=fDKSdF…
Missed last night's #abc730? Catch up on iview at the link below. iview.abc.net.au/video/NC2101H0…
The rain has now started to ease across New South Wales, but there's still a mammoth job ahead for State Emergency Services. Reporter @EliasClure headed out with an SES crew in Sydney's west. #abc730
"It is quite exclusive here in Canberra. It's not an inclusive environment for women." - @karenandrewsmp #auspol #abc730
"I've had a gutful of what has been uncovered in the last month ... I've had a gutful of disrespect for women over a number of years now, and I think it's a widespread cultural issue here in Parliament House." - @karenandrewsmp #abc730
#abc730 also invited every female member of Cabinet to join the program this evening. All of them declined but one - Industry Minister @karenandrewsmp. #auspol
Since the #BrittanyHiggins story broke a month ago, @abc730 has invited Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP for an interview more than 13 times. #abc730
"I'll fight back. I'm a fighter. I've got a community behind me. I've got some wonderful friends out here, and we want this club up and running again, and we'll do it. We will do it." - Pam McArdle #abc730
"We took over, COVID moved in. We got through COVID, we were starting to move along, and then this. This is devastating. Totally, totally devastating. I have worked here for the last 15 months fully volunteer." - Pam McArdle #abc730
"Unless you've been through it, you've got no idea. I think the water was so fast, it took everything with it. It didn't leave anything behind. Everything's covered in water, sewage." - Pam McArdle, Manager of the Telegraph Point Sport and Recreation Club #abc730
Cassie Herbert and her husband Troy have turned their garage into a makeshift supply centre. #abc730
The mid-North Coast of NSW has endured six days in a row of relentless rain and flooding. Extraordinary rescue efforts were undertaken to get people from low lying parts of Port Macquarie to higher ground, as people started to run out of essential supplies. #abc730
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The NSW government tried to avoid paying nearly $3bn in compensation for environmental damage expected to occur as part of its plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall and flood large parts of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. #abc730 abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
Christian Porter disclosed 'limited part of legal advice' on medevac 'for political advantage', tribunal finds. @latingle #abc730 #auspol abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
Catch up on last night's 7.30 here on iview. #abc730 iview.abc.net.au/video/NC2101H0…
"We need better messaging that the vaccine is in short supply and yes, you are next in the queue, but that may take a month or two before you get to the front of the queue, so to speak." - Prof. Peter Collignon #abc730
“It’s a three-hour trip virtually, and if you were just going up for that and didn’t have anything else to do, it’s a six-hour trip plus waiting time. For us, it’s just a nuisance to think that we have to go to Darwin to get the so-called jab.” – Peter Farnden #abc730
In other parts of the country, there are no vaccine clinics just yet - and in Katherine in the Northern Territory, residents are having to drive for hours to Darwin. #abc730
“[The vaccine rollout] could have been better managed by explaining the timing and the stages a bit better. Patients do want to know which part of the process they are in. People are anxious about when they can get the vaccine.” – Jonathan Lee, Managing Director #abc730
“Because we’re in such a vulnerable stage of our life, I think it’s important that we have it.” – Bev Speed, who is in her 80s #abc730
The flood disaster has added more delays to the national vaccine rollout, which has been dogged by teething problems. Six million Australians are now eligible for a shot under Phase 1B - but it's going to be a long wait. #abc730
"The way that the we behave now will really define a lot of things for us as a nation over the coming months and years ... if it's someone on our side who has behaved badly, I don't care, they should face all the consequences of their actions." - @tanya_plibersek #auspol #abc730
"This is not a problem that is unique to one side of politics, I've been clear about that ... and I would say [to women], nobody's asking you to keep secrets. Please know that you will be supported if you come forward." - @tanya_plibersek #abc730
"Anybody who has behaved in that way shouldn't be working in Parliament House. But the bigger question is, how do we make sure ... real action is taken to provide a safe work place for women that work in Parliament House?" - @tanya_plibersek #auspol #abc730
A male Coalition staffer has been sacked tonight after photographing himself in a solo sex act over the desk of a female MP. #abc730
"I've lived here for 65 years, and I've never seen the river this high. And of course, with all the development around Penrith, the flood patterns are changing and we are concerned that we may get inundated with water." - Greg Allchins #abc730
"This is the only home we've known. I've lived here for 24 years, my parents have been here for 29 years. It's all we've ever known, so it's very sad to see it all under water." - Rachel Dalrymple #abc730
"A lot of people here are really broken. A lot of people have lost everything ... there's people that have been living here 20, 30, 40 years, saying they have never seen something like this." - Tim Hitchens, volunteer firefighter in Port Macquarie #abc730
“We were devastated during the drought. We were probably down to our last couple of months. We couldn't have survived much longer ... we’ve only just recently just got ourselves out of debt from the drought. And now the floods have hammered us.” – Douglas Johnston #abc730
Third-generation dairy farmer Douglas Johnston and his family became trapped by floodwaters. The torrent has devastated his farm and swept away some of his cows. #abc730
Another massive natural disaster is bearing down on New South Wales, after years of droughts and fires. 18,000 people have been evacuated as rain continues to pummel the state, and relief isn't expected until Wednesday. #abc730
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Lifesavers rescue cow that was swept onto beach during floods. More coverage of the floods tonight #abc730 @DanConifer abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
Catch our full, extended interview with @tinaarena on iview at the link below. #abc730 iview.abc.net.au/video/NN2101H0…
NSW government sought to spend $200m in bushfire funding without opening applications. #abc730 #auspol #nswpol @FarrellPF @kirstenrobb @EliasClure abc.net.au/news/2021-03-2…
It's been one year since the Ruby Princess docked in Sydney Harbour. Marilyn Halladay was one of the first Australians infected with COVID-19 on a cruise, but she's itching to set sail once more. @DanConifer #abc730 abc.net.au/news/2021-03-1…
Have you had issues with accessing the COVID vaccine rollout? @abc730 is keen to hear from you about your experience. Ideally, you’d be happy to be filmed for a TV story. Get in touch with our reporter @jason_om. #abc730
A Senate report into the so-called sports rorts affair has been handed down. @latingle has the details. #abc730
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