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For those asking, there are five cases of the new Omicron confirmed in Australia – all are in quarantine.

There are four in Sydney (after two more were confirmed late yesterday) and one in the Northern Territory.

The corporate regulator has taken the unprecedented step of launching multiple legal actions at once against one of Australia’s big four banks.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has hit Westpac with six civil penalty proceedings in the federal court, which could draw a combined penalty of more than $100m.

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