Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Monday, May 9, 2022. The Prime Minister has said he's 'very concerned' about China's 'interference and intrusion' in the South Pacific. Meanwhile, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has vowed he will work with state governments to prioritise health care if he is elected. Shoppers are being warned to brace for more jumps in the price of meat and veg. Big four bank Westpac has recorded a half-year statutory net profit of just under $3.3 billion, up 63 per cent. Fears are running high that Russian President Vladimir Putin could declare all-out war on Ukraine. And a treatment for COVID-19 has saved lives and reduced the risk of people needing hospital treatment, medical officials say.
China 'interference and intrusion' a challenge for Pacific leaders: PM
Soaring cost of meat and veg predicted to continue
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The Prime Minister has said he's 'very concerned' about China's 'interference and intrusion' in the South Pacific.
Meanwhile, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has vowed he will work with state governments to prioritise health care if he is elected.
Shoppers have been warned to brace for more jumps in the price of meat and vegetables.
Big four bank Westpac has recorded a half-year statutory net profit of just under $3.3 billion, up 63 per cent.
Fears are running high that Russian President Vladimir Putin could declare all-out war on Ukraine.
And a treatment for COVID-19 has saved lives and reduced the risk of people needing hospital treatment, medical officials say.
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