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Zero new NSW cases, vaccine entry 'ticket'

NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian suggests the government may permit venues to ban entry to those who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Overseas travel remains unlikely this year

The head of Australia's health department believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinated against coronavirus.

Victoria eases borders for parts of Sydney

Thousands of stranded Victorians will be able to return home following the easing of border restrictions with the NSW Blue Mountains, Wollongong and parts of Sydney.

Vic economy to bounce back fastest: report

Victoria's economy is forecast to recover quicker than any other state or territory, despite suffering the worst downturn in Australia due to its second coronavirus wave.

Haas must accept consequences: Broncos CEO

Brisbane forward Payne Haas has to accept whatever consequences, legal or otherwise, arise from the "poor decision" which led to arrest in northern NSW on the weekend.

Vic workers set to return to city offices

Melbourne workers are expected to return to city offices in droves on Monday, with new research showing most feel safe and ready after being home-bound for nine months.

Confined players angry; Open dates to stay

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has ruled out delaying the tennis grand slam despite increasing pressure from restive international players furious about being put into hard quarantine.

Further drop in unemployment rate expected

Economists expect the latest job figures will show a further easing in the unemployment rate and another solid rise in the number of people employed, reflecting Victoria's recovery from a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown.
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