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10.51pm BST

On the schools situation – it is pretty much situation as-it-was-for-the-end-of-term-one.

Schools are open in most states for ‘essential workers’ and those who have no other choice. Everything else is online, or remote learning.

10.48pm BST

Scott Morrison has urged teachers to return to the classroom in a video posted to facebook this morning.

He said that some vulnerable children “won’t get an education at home”.

“We cannot allow a situation where parents are forced to choose between putting food on the table through their employment to support the kids and their kid’s education. And I know teachers don’t want to force those choices on the parents either, because if we do, of course, thousands of jobs would be lost, livelihoods forsaken.”

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