That concludes our breaking news live blog for Friday, November 19, 2021.
Australian men’s Test cricket captain Tim Paine has resigned after an investigation was launched into sexual messages he reportedly sent to a former co-worker.
The daughter of Victorian MP Andy Meddick has been hospitalised after an attack he believes is linked to his role and “positions taken on the pandemic response”.
A NSW creek has been drained as police began a new phase of the William Tyrrell search.
And Premiers and federal ministers have been swapping barbs over Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s call for states and territories to halt vaccine mandates.
But Mr Morrison doubled down on his call for governments to “step back”.