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Victoria is a state of Australia. Victoria is the second-smallest, second-most populous and most densely-populated Australian state. It is a federated state and a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Situated in the south-east of Australia, Victoria is bordered by the Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west. With an area of 237,659 square kilometres (91,761 sq mi), Victoria encompasses a range of climates and geographical features from its temperate coastal and central regions to the Victorian Alps in the north-east and the semi-arid north-west.

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Australian police lock down major state border [Video]

Australian police lock down major state border

Australians wanting to enter New South Wales state from Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday (July 8) were forced to show permits allowing travel or be turned around, as officials scramble to..

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Border between Australia's most populous states closed [Video]

Border between Australia's most populous states closed

Border between New South Wales and Victoria shut down indefinitely as COVID-19 cases soar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
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Edible jewels: Australian man grows multi-coloured corn

A Melbourne-based farmer is showing off his homegrown Glass gem corn online in the hope of inspiring others to grow their food

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live with a COVID-19 update at 1pm (AEST).
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Multicultural communities split by NSW-Victoria border closure report confusion and information delays

Some multicultural communities in towns along the now-closed NSW-Victoria border have been separated by the closure.
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COVID-19 update: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and state health officials are speaking live with a COVID-19 update.
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WA borders tighten to keep out Victorians

Western Australia will tighten its hard border, denying entry to anyone who has been in Victoria recently, and has extended its state of emergency to 23 July.
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NSW holding off on tougher restrictions for border towns, but remains on ‘high alert’

Gladys Berejiklian says "there is no science-based reason" for the state to change restrictions on the NSW-Victoria border just yet.
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Queensland to turn back Victorians while South Australia closes Victoria border

Anyone trying to enter Queensland from Victoria will be stopped at the border and turned around from Friday, while the South Australia-Victoria border has closed.
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As Melburnians begin their second lockdown, mental health experts warn it won't be any easier this time

Nearly five million people are now under Stage 3 lockdown in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire as authorities scramble to stop the Victorian outbreak.
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Melbourne's second lockdown sparks mental health fears

Nearly five million people are now under Stage 3 lockdown in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire as authorities scramble to stop the Victorian outbreak.
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Traffic at NSW-Victoria border in Albury Wodonga as police check drivers for permits

NSW police say about 50,000 vehicles have crossed from Victoria into NSW since the border closure came into effect at midnight. Police have been checking permits for drivers to travel between the two..
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Long lines and website hiccups as the NSW-Victorian border closure comes into force

Service NSW has apologised after the website allowing people to apply for permits to cross the NSW-Victoria border crashed hours before the closure came into effect.
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'Recipe for disaster': How Melbourne's COVID-19 spike could spread across Australia

Experts have said Victoria's surge in COVID-19 cases needs to be a 'wake-up call' for the rest of Australia.
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Victoria border closures won't stop the return of international students

SBS News understands the federal government won't require the Victorian border to be open for international student pilots to proceed in other states and territories.
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Coronavirus infections surge in Victoria with 191 new cases

The spike in infections comes as NSW moves to lock down the border with Victoria in an effort to prevent the outbreak from spreading.
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'Mammoth task': Australian Defence Force to help NSW patrol Victoria border

The Australian Defence Force will assist in what Gladys Berejiklian describes as a "mammoth task" to patrol the NSW-Victoria border when it closes tonight in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
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Domestic tourism is ramping up on the NSW coast, but Victoria border closure looms

The New South Wales north coast has been badly affected by coronavirus travel bans and restrictions but has been enjoying a recent return to normality. Those benefitting hope it will last.
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NSW ramps up virus defence at Vic border

The NSW-Victoria border will be closed after Victoria recorded its highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, with both premiers and the PM agreeing on the move.
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ADF to be deployed on NSW-Victoria border

The Australian Defence Force will deploy between 350 and 500 personnel to patrol the NSW-Victoria border when it closes in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
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'Everyone's confused and shocked': Questions over permit system as border towns navigate Victoria-NSW border closure

The decision to close the border between New South Wales and Victoria for the first time in a century is expected to affect the regional economies of Albury-Wodonga, Echuca and Mildura.
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Australia to seal off 6.6 million people in virus-hit state as outbreak worsens

australia to seal off 6.6 million people in virus-hit state as outbreak worsens
(CNN)Australia will isolate 6.6 million people in the state of Victoria from the rest of the nation at midnight on Tuesday, as authorities take drastic action to control a coronavirus outbreak in the..
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Victoria-NSW border to close for the first time in 100 years as Melbourne coronavirus cases hit record daily high

The border between New South Wales and Victoria will close at 11:59 on Tuesday night as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Victoria.
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Qantas cabin crew are being recruited to work on Victoria's botched hotel quarantine program

Stood down Qantas staff can apply for Victorian government jobs to help with the state's trouble-plagued hotel quarantine program.
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Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border

The first closure of the border since the pandemic began follows a sharp rise in cases in Melbourne.
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NSW-Victoria border expected to close amid Melbourne coronavirus outbreak

The border between New South Wales and Victoria is expected to close from Tuesday.
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'Ham-fisted' lockdown of nine Melbourne public housing towers, some without confirmed COVID-19 cases, criticised

The Victorian government's sudden decision to impose a hard lockdown on the residents of nine Melbourne public housing blocks is causing hardship.
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'Ham-fisted' lockdown of Melbourne public housing towers criticised by Victorian Public Tenants Association

The Victorian government's sudden decision to impose a hard lockdown on the residents of nine Melbourne public housing blocks is causing hardship.
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Chief Medical Officer backs Victoria’s lockdown of ‘vertical cruise ship’ towers

Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has backed the Victorian government’s harsh “hard lockdown” of public housing towers.
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A group of 3,000 Melburnians have been locked down in public housing towers. But how will authorities manage it?

The continued presence of coronavirus in Victoria has prompted officials to, somewhat controversially, lock down nine public housing towers in inner-Melbourne.
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Victoria announces rent support for locked-down public housing tenants

The affected public housing tenants will not be charged rent for the next two weeks, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says.
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'This is not fair': Father-of-five inside Melbourne lockdown fears for his children

A Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
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Coronavirus cases are surging in Melbourne. These public housing towers are now in total lockdown

The alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
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Emergency health meeting on Vic outbreak

The alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
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Vic father of five in lockdown stress

A Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
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Concern for vulnerable residents in Melbourne public housing towers in 'hard lockdown' as coronavirus spreads

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state, with concern mounting for..
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Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, as 'hard lockdown' announced for nine public housing towers

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state.
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Authorities searching for signs new coronavirus infections are stabilising in Melbourne

High levels of virus testing continue in Victoria as authorities monitor whether case numbers are stabilising, while the government fears the economic impacts.
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Melbourne virus outbreak under close watch

High levels of virus testing continue in Victoria as authorities monitor whether case numbers are stabilising, while the government fears the economic impacts.
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Queensland to host six AFL teams as all Victorian clubs leave coronavirus-hit state

All 10 Victorian AFL clubs will leave the state and enter hubs in either WA, NSW or Queensland.
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Victoria's top doctor warns the coronavirus death toll could rise due to Melbourne outbreak

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has warned the state's second wave of coronavirus could kill more people.
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Breaches at Vic hotel quarantine security

Claims have emerged that security guards involved in Melbourne's hotel quarantine received little training and were at times not working designated shifts.
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Vic lockdown mayors' welfare concerns

Mayors in Melbourne's hotspots are worried about the welfare of people and businesses as they enter another lockdown following alarming COVID-19 numbers.
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Victorian hotspot residents will be banned from NSW and fined $11,000 if they try to enter state

Residents of Melbourne's coronavirus hotspots have been banned from NSW and will be fined $11,000 if they try to enter the state.
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Victoria coronavirus outbreak: International flights into Melbourne diverted as hotel quarantine inquiry begins

International flights into Victoria have been diverted for two weeks after a "very significant" number of new COVID-19 cases were linked to quarantine hotels.
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How has Victoria's spike in coronavirus cases changed plans to reopen state borders?

With the number of coronavirus cases in Victoria spiking, some states and territories have altered their plans to reopen their borders, while others are pressing ahead.
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South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spike

South Australia has scrapped plans to lift all its remaining border restrictions on 20 July because of the spike in Victorian cases.
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Victoria is considering suburban lockdowns, what could they look like?

The Victorian government may lock down "virus hotspots" across Melbourne.
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Melbourne testing blitz continues as fears of coronavirus second wave dismissed

Australia's deputy chief medical officer has described the growing number of coronavirus cases in Victoria as concerning but does not represent a second wave.
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Victoria introduces mandatory testing for quarantined travellers

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the number of quarantined travellers not being tested is being reduced to 15 per cent or less.
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Adem Somyurek issues Victoria Labor stern warning

Former Victorian Labor minister Adem Somyurek says he would not take the punishment for his alleged branch stacking lying down.
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