Morning mail: Andrew Laming grant scrutiny, UK under 30s get AZ alternative, Tiger Woods speeding

Morning mail: Andrew Laming grant scrutiny, UK under 30s get AZ alternative, Tiger Woods speeding

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Thursday: Besieged MP gave a grant to a rugby club connected to one of his staffers. Plus: genetic sequencing sheds light on ancient human migration into Europe

Good morning. A besieged federal parliamentarian faces fresh scrutiny over a $550,000 grant, doctors reject the Australian government’s vaccine rollout claims, while the UK decides under 30s should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab. Those stories and more.

Federal Liberal MP Andrew Laming gave a $550,000 grant to a sporting club closely connected to one of his staff members, Guardian Australia can reveal. The money was allocated from the heavily criticised $150m female facilities and water safety initiative, and was presented to the secretary of the Southern Bay Cyclones rugby union club, James Eaton – the husband of Laming’s electorate officer Stephanie Eaton. Laming is now on leave from parliament after allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards several women, with the Australian Electoral Commission also investigating the member for Bowman over more than 30 Facebook pages he operates under the guise of community and education groups.

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