Three in four Aussies over the age of 16 have had their first COVID-19 vaccine as the country hits another milestone. On Saturday, Australia hit 75.4 per cent first dose administered.
Federal Health minister Greg Hunt said on Twitter there were less than one million doses before the country hits 80 per cent vaccinated.
This news will be welcome to Victorian regions who are learning their lockdown fate today. People in Geelong are concerned as there are rising cases of COVID-19 threatening to suspend elective surgeries. Although it is looking more positive on the state's Surf Coast.
In NSW beach crowds were dispersed over the weekend as the state recorded 1007 cases and 11 deaths. Online video showed little social distancing and large piles of rubbish left on the ground. Three fines for public health breaches and move-on directions were issued.
The other Delta has gone global in a televised concert over the weekend. Delta Goodrem sang for Global Citizen Live, it's a rolling concert marathon featuring the likes of Elton John and Billie Eilish.
The Melbourne Demons have won the 2021 premiership convincingly. The Demons have broken their 57-year premiership drought with a 74- thrashing of the Western Bulldogs in the Saturday night final.
In world news, a plan to attack a school in Pennsylvania, US, has been thwarted. Four teenagers have been charged after their plot to attack a school on the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting was discovered, authorities say.
In entertainment news a new ABC series has highlighted the stories of the NSW Black Summer in 2019/2020. The series Fires is six episodes of standalone stories tied together by the journey of young firefighters. The series starts on Sunday night at 8.45pm.
With Australia Associated Press.