LISTEN: AUSTRALIA is pushing ahead Astra Zeneca vaccine, Queenslanders are waiting, Blue Mountains Rescue and more - Headlines by Auscast - Tuesday March 16, 2021

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Vo by Andy Martin.

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AUSTRALIA is pushing ahead with its Astra Zenerca vaccine rollout - and production of the vaccine at CSL in Melbourne.

This morning, Germany, France and Italy joined other countries in suspending their rollout...following reports of blood clots in some recipients.

The World health Organisation and other medical leaders have been urging people not to panic - insisting it is safe.

It's a Facebook begins to label all Vaccine related-posts...to help stamp-out any mis-information.

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Queenslanders are waiting for contact tracers to deliver the results of tests, linked to a doctor at the Prince Alfred.

Around 350 contacts have been tested.

There are concerns of possible community transmission.

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Two people have been rescued after going missing in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Police abseiled to the man and woman..after an emergency beacon was activated at around 2am.

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AND...The Treasurer's expected to give an update on the nation's economy today - it's understood he'll suggest the impact of the pandemic on the economy is almost over.

JOSH FRYDENBERG says states are thinking more carefully about closing borders and the impacts...especially with Job Keeper coming to an end.

Data shows workers in Melbourne are still most reliant on the subsidy.

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-  Netflix hit MANK is leading the pack of this year's OSCAR nominees.

The film's received 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Actor.

Viola Davis has become the most nominated Black actress in Oscars history - she's received a Best Actress nod for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

And for the first time, 2 women are up for Best Director..Chloe Zhao for 'Nomadland' and Emerald Fennell for 'Promising Young Woman'.

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