NSW MP tests positive to COVID-19 in Sydney.
NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has tested positive to COVID-19 after dining at a restaurant at Paddington in inner Sydney that was identified as a venue of concern.
The NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has tested positive to COVID-19.— Sam Wilkinson (@WilkoSam) June 23, 2021
He was one of four Nationals MPs who went into isolation yesterday after dining at a restaurant at Paddington in inner Sydney that was identified as a venue of concern - @abcsydney
Three of Marshall's colleagues who dined with him on Monday night - Trevor Khan, Steph Cooke and Ben Franklin - are now also in isolation.
Records show all four MPs were present in parliament on Tuesday after visiting the exposure site.
NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard confirmed to the Today Show, "I woke up this morning to a message from NSW Health advising me that I may be a close contact of a possible positive case."
He is in isolation, but will still provide the 11am COVID update.
The NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns was due to deliver his Budget reply speech today, however he says that has been postponed due to the unfolding situation at NSW Parliament.
Bridging visas granted to Biloela Tamil family.
A Tamil asylum-seeker family has been granted three-month bridging visas providing them with work and study rights.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has used his power to intervene in the case of the Murugappan family, who were recently allowed to leave detention on Christmas Island.
"This decision allows three members of the family to reside in the Perth community on bridging visas while the youngest child's medical care, and the family's legal matters, are ongoing," he said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The fourth family member's visa status is unchanged."