The Informer: Cop that and stay classy, Australia

Cheers: the sun sets on another hectic day in what passes as the year 2020.
Cheers: the sun sets on another hectic day in what passes as the year 2020.

Just another day in paradise - border barneys, COVIDiots, contact tracing controversies and, of course, corruption claims topped by a spectacular taunt on the floor of the NSW parliament.

Hey, stay classy, Australia. Just another day in 2020.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had another "tough day" as her former boyfriend returned to be grilled by the Independent Commission Against Corruption and she copped another brutal Question Time in Macquarie St.

Today, during her onslaught Opposition Leader Jodi McKay accused Ms Berejiklian in question time of being a "sounding board for corruption" after Mr Maguire told ICAC Ms Berejiklian was one of the few people with whom he could discuss his debts.

Ms Berejiklian denied wrongdoing and twice challenging Ms McKay in parliament to make the same accusations outside - where she would not enjoy parliamentary privilege.

NSW has recorded six new locally acquired coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday. So that two consecutive days that NSW has recorded more locally acquired coronavirus cases than Victoria.

In Victoria, there were significant queues in Shepparton today, with some starting hours before the facilities opened, as the state recorded consecutive days with single-digit case numbers.

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles remains concerned about the increasing number of cases being diagnosed in NSW ahead of the potential border reopening but the PM was looking at the big picture - economically speaking, at least.'

"I'd love to see Kiwi holidaymakers coming to Queensland ... but they won't be," Scott Morrison said referring to a border bubble agreement allowing Kiwis to visit NSW, the Northern Territory and ACT from tomorrow.

He paid out the Queensland government for insisting on two weeks' quarantine and then had a little dig about requirement for NSW to record 28-days without community transmission as being "unrealistic".

And the PM's wasn't the only "cop that" moment today, but this one might sneak under your radar.

New Zealand Opposition leader Judith Collins apparently thought it a good idea to refer to Tasmania as Australia's "poor cousin".

The leader of the centre-right National party sledged Australia's smallest state today, saying she wouldn't want New Zealand to be like it.

Ms Collins and Jacinda Ardern go head-to-head in final debate tonight - should be, ah, interesting.

And in the midst of all this, we real Australians are fronting up everyday to deal with our own VERY real problems.

Rick Allen in the NSW Hunter region is doing his best to accommodate nesting birds. But when he's looking for a psychologist for his dog and considering taking hydroxychloroquine (joke), you know he's doing it tough. Enjoy his predicament - read his article below,.

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