Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders are due to address the media after Friday’s national cabinet meeting.
You can watch their press conference live, below:
The leaders were in the same room for the first time in nine months for the national cabinet meeting, except for Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan, whose state’s health advice doesn’t allow him to be near South Australians.
Victoria and the ACT were expected to use the meeting to press the Commonwealth for a proper plan to bring international students back to Australian universities early in the new year.
National cabinet was also due to be updated on plans for the vaccine rollout, the economic situation, each state’s progress on reopening, and how the group should work in the future.