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NSW prepares for easing of travel rules

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged people to use their new freedoms wisely, warning that the state is not out of the woods as it prepares to ease restrictions on pubs, beauty salons and travel.

'Safe, cautious' approach to lifting curbs

Much of Australia is entering a new phase where COVID-19 restrictions are easing further, but authorities say they'll be watching carefully to ensure the country's success in containing the pandemic remains on track.

Brisbane Bombers target extra NRL slot

The Brisbane Bombers bid team say the proven ability of Peter V'landys to get things done leaves them confident the NRL will introduce a 17th club to the competition by 2023.

US officer on murder charge over Floyd

The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with murder, as authorities impose overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread from Minneapolis and other US cities.

Labor wants housing plan to support jobs

Federal Labor is urging the Morrison government to pursue a housing stimulus plan to support the construction sector, which is "about to fall off a cliff" because of the COVID-19 crisis.

US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

With new US economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump has taken aim at the World Health Organisation and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's devastation.