Australia news live update: wild weather brings flood warnings; state funeral for Bert Newton; Victoria to adopt ‘affirmative consent’ model

Australia news live update: wild weather brings flood warnings; state funeral for Bert Newton; Victoria to adopt ‘affirmative consent’ model

Victoria to adopt ‘affirmative consent’ model; Australia passes 90% first dose Covid vaccination milestone; Victoria records 1,115 cases and nine deaths; NSW records 286 cases and two deaths; state funeral for Bert Newton; flood warnings in place across most of the country; NSW assisted dying laws to be debated today; last day of Cop26. Follow all the day’s news

Accused drug smuggler Mostafa Baluch is due to appear before NSW court today after he was recaptured, extradited from the Gold Coast and slapped with an additional outstanding arrest warrant charge.

It’s alleged that Baluch is the financier behind a 900kg shipment of cocaine into Australia, and was on the run for nearly two weeks after allegedly cutting off his ankle monitor.

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