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Australia lists Russia as ‘do not travel’ zone; PM offers military support to Lismore as water reaches dangerously high levels; major flood warning issued for Brisbane; Frydenberg discusses financial support for Ukraine ahead of Scott Morrison’s call with president; Victoria records three Covid deaths, NSW records six deaths. Follow the latest updates liveFollow the Ukraine live blogMajor flood warning issued for Brisbane after ‘rain bomb’ unleashes havoc on south-east Queensland and northern NSWFlood trauma resurfaces from 2011 as Lockyer Valley couple escape with their lives – againSee all our coronavirus coverageGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingJosh Frydenberg was asked if he believed the Russian president Vladimir Putin could turn the invasion into Ukraine nuclear. He says it’s no secret that Putin may have ambitions beyond simply controlling Ukraine. No one wants to see an escalation … but these are the dangers of the times and the insanity of what Putin has done … I’m worried there could be an escalation beyond the borders …I’m worried that there could be an escalation beyond the borders and no doubt. That’s what other European nations or neighbouring countries are concerned about …Just to get a sense of when will we find out the amount of money we’re committing to this issue … we’re working the details through you will find out probably today. I mean, we’re going to start with an initial payment. It will be in the millions, and it’s not going to be the same sort of quantum that United States or the United Kingdom would provide but you know, where we can … Continue reading…

Australia lists Russia as ‘do not travel’ zone; PM offers military support to Lismore as water reaches dangerously high levels; major flood warning issued for Brisbane; Frydenberg discusses financial support for Ukraine ahead of Scott Morrison’s call with president; Victoria records three Covid deaths, NSW records six deaths. Follow the latest updates live

Josh Frydenberg was asked if he believed the Russian president Vladimir Putin could turn the invasion into Ukraine nuclear.

He says it’s no secret that Putin may have ambitions beyond simply controlling Ukraine.

No one wants to see an escalation … but these are the dangers of the times and the insanity of what Putin has done … I’m worried there could be an escalation beyond the borders …

I’m worried that there could be an escalation beyond the borders and no doubt. That’s what other European nations or neighbouring countries are concerned about …

Just to get a sense of when will we find out the amount of money we’re committing to this issue … we’re working the details through you will find out probably today.

I mean, we’re going to start with an initial payment. It will be in the millions, and it’s not going to be the same sort of quantum that United States or the United Kingdom would provide but you know, where we can …

Continue reading…

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