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Latest news: National cabinet

National Cabinet: ‘More housing for Canberrans’

National Cabinet agreed to a target of 1.2 million new homes over five years - but the Greens, Liberals, and renters' groups are unconvinced.

National firearms register closer after ministers meet

A national firearms register is a step closer to reality with Australians being asked to give feedback on the plan.

National cabinet to discuss plan to cap coal prices

The federal government's plan to cap coal prices to help reduce energy bills and relieve the nation's energy crisis will be at the centre of a meeting between Australia's leaders.

Day of mourning plans on national cabinet agenda

Plans for commemorations of the life of Queen Elizabeth II during a national day of mourning will be on the agenda when national cabinet meets.

COVID-19 isolation requirements stay: PM

Isolation requirements for people with COVID-19 are not set to change as health experts say now is not the right time for a review.

ACT schools poised to reopen on time as states go own way

States and territories will go their own way on a safe return to schools despite weeks of leaders discussing a co-ordinated approach, with the ACT planning for students to return to on-campus learning when Term 1 begins. 

Seven-day isolation period to stay: National Cabinet

Isolation periods for COVID-positive patients won't be reduced, following discussions on workforce constraints at the latest national cabinet meeting.

Final decision on ACT school start date due next week

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr expects to make a final decision next week on whether schools in the ACT will go back as planned next month, following today’s National Cabinet meeting.

Don’t delay school start, leaders urged

A former deputy chief medical officer is calling on national cabinet to not delay the start of the school year, despite rising omicron cases. 

Scott Morrison criticised for being behind in RAT race

Scott Morrison will reportedly take a proposal to subside the cost of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for people on low incomes to a meeting of the national cabinet.

States hold line on Omicron lockdowns

rime Minister Scott Morrison used Tuesday's National Cabinet to urge state and territory leaders to stick to their reopening plans, despite Omicron raising anxieties about the virus.

ACT to help 360 Australians return home before Christmas

The ACT has agreed to help facilitate the return of 360 Australians over two flights before Christmas.