Live breaking news: Inflation hits multi-decade high; Pauline Hanson storms out of Senate; Sparks fly during first question time of new parliament – 9News

Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Inflation has hit a multi-decade high after the Consumer Price Index rose 6.1 per cent in a year. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has stormed out of the Senate during the traditional Acknowledgement to Country. A toddler has died of COVID-19 in a Queensland hospital. And an Adelaide professor has claimed to have identified the mysterious Somerton Man.
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We're going to wrap up the 9News live blog for today there.
Here's what made headlines:
Treasurer Jim Chalmers warned that inflation will get tougher before it gets easier, after it rose to 6.1 per cent.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has stormed out of the Senate during the traditional Acknowledgement to Country – which she has previously sat through dozens of times. Later in the day in Canberra, the new parliament's first question time was held in the House of Representatives.
Queensland authorities confirmed a 23-month-old child died from COVID-19 on Sunday in Brisbane. The child's death is the state's youngest coronavirus fatality to date.
And a top farming body has slammed pundits and politicians for "fanning the flames of fear" over foot and mouth disease, saying border closures would increase the risk of the disease.
Our breaking news live blog will return tomorrow morning.
Until then, stay up to date with all the latest news at nine.com.au and 9News.com.au.
Back in Queensland, police say they have arrested seven teens after an allegedly stolen car crashed into a house in Oxley this afternoon.
All of the teens have been taken to hospital.
Qantas has apologised to customers, assuring their performance is improving following weeks of controversy.
A top executive said the issues have not been limited to one airline, with airports around the country struggling to deal with surging demand following years of shutdown.
Qantas Domestic and International chief executive Andrew David told 2GB he recognised people had "high expectations" of the national carrier.
Infrastructure Minister Catherine King, representing Agriculture Minister Murray Watt, says the government is taking foot and mouth disease "very, very seriously".
"We have introduced the toughest biosecurity measures ever undertaken in Australia," she said."
"It has been detected in over 70 countries but an immediate and pressing concern is the outbreak out of control in Indonesia.
"The government is taking a two-pronged approach by strengthening measures at our border but also working with our partners, particularly Indonesia, to prevent an outbreak coming here to the shores."
King says an additional $14 million has been committed to strengthen Australia's foot and mouth disease prevention measures.
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