Australia Covid news live update: Victoria records 1,571 cases, 13 deaths; NSW 444 cases, four deaths; federal cabinet to debate net zero target

Melbourne royal children’s hospital on high alert; Victoria records 1,571 cases and 13 deaths; NSW records 444 cases and four deaths; federal cabinet to debate net zero target. Follow all the day’s news live

So there has been a bit of drama in the South Australian parliament, with a Liberal party defector somehow taking the Speaker of the House role in a late-night upset.

Dan Cregan, who left the Liberal party to sit on the crossbench last week, managed to take the job in a secret ballot.

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