Morning mail: Brisbane Covid cluster grows, more sexual misconduct allegations, renewables offer energy security

Morning mail: Brisbane Covid cluster grows, more sexual misconduct allegations, renewables offer energy security

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Monday: Authorities race to contain a coronavirus outbreak in Queensland. Plus: Melbourne’s Rising festival promises you will get your hands dirty

Hello, and happy Monday. It’s Imogen Dewey here, with updates about Brisbane’s growing Covid cluster, still more sexual misconduct allegations in parliament, and some big news about renewables.

Australian health authorities are scrambling to track down contacts of two Brisbane friends who tested positive for coronavirus, amid fresh concerns about the outbreak growing. A third case was announced yesterday morning. NSW Health is contacting thousands who’ve returned from Brisbane in the past week, and you can see a list of possible exposure sites in Queensland.

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