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12.26am GMT

We are also expecting to hear from the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
in the next few minutes (if my ADET to ASET conversions are correct).

Queensland has not put out their daily numbers so far today and there was a positive wastewater detection yesterday so I’ll bring you the updates as soon as I can.

Positive wastewater detection in Brisbane yesterday.

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Luggage Point (servicing the Brisbane North area and some inner-city Brisbane South suburbs) wastewater treatment plant.

12.22am GMT

The Australian Federal Police announced this morning that two men were charged with terror-related offences yesterday.

They at a press conference a few minutes ago:

I am here to inform you today of a Queensland joint counterterrorism investigation which resulted in the arrest of two yesterday. Two men were charged in what we will allege was their involvement in organising a sophisticated terrorist network based here in South East Queensland which had involved facilitating Australian foreign fighters to travel from Australia into Syria between 2012 and 2014.

This network, we will allege, was facilitated in support of these people to get into Syria to join terrorist organisations, and also to engage in hostile activity. The man in Queensland, the 34-year-old, has been charged with numerous offences. One account involves the, actually engaging in hostile activity inside Syria itself.

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