Australia Live News Updates: Optus Hack Fallout Released; Tony Abbott and Jacinta Price to speak at CPAC

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good morning to all.

It’s Kat Kelly and I’ll be with you for the first half of this Saturday. Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the big headlines across the country this morning.

big story of the day Russian President Vladimir Putin signs “accession treaties” To formalize Russia’s illegal occupation of four occupied territories in Ukraine – Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk and Donetsk – marking Largest forced acquisition of territory in Europe since World War II, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, meanwhile, announced in a video address in Kyiv that his country was formally applying for fast-track membership of the NATO alliance. Expect Australian politicians to condemn Russia’s actions throughout the day.

Conservative Political Action Conference Northern Territory Senator Jacinta Price is returning to Sydney today with key speakers including former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and former leader of UK Independence and Brexit parties Nigel Farage.

Health advocates warn of decision to end mandatory isolation period There is a risk of putting more strain on the hospital system for people infected with COVID-19 if more highly communicable forms emerge.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced yesterday that the national cabinet unanimously decided End the mandatory five-day Kovid isolation rule From 14 October, except those working in health or aged care. Sick leave payments tied to the isolation period will also be phased out.

Millions of Australians are still wondering if they need to change their passports The fallout from the massive Optus data breach continues. The company on Friday agreed to cover the cost for replacement passports after a massive data breach.

But how many of the nearly 10 million Australians who had their identity data stolen by hackers is unclear, although it was confirmed this week that at least 10,000 parcel IDs were put up on the dark web. Had gone.

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner for Cyber ​​Command Justin Gough acknowledged on Friday that investigators were trying to tally the number of Optus customers affected. The 10,000 people who have already confirmed their data has been exposed will be prioritized by Operation Guardian, a new AFP task force set up to strengthen their security and prevent them from becoming victims of financial fraud.

And with that, let’s get into it.

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