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May fights for future as NRL fines trio

The future of Penrith utility Tyrone May will come under scrutiny at a Panthers board meeting after he was stood down by the club and received a $7500 NRL fine for a social media post following the Panthers' grand final celebrations.

SA close to finalising reopening plans

South Australia's plan to ease border restrictions and local COVID-19 measures when vaccine targets are reached is close to being finalised, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says.

'No jab, no service' plan questions in Qld

Business owners must be allowed to decide if they'll serve customers who have not been COVID-19 vaccinated when Queensland's borders open, a peak business group says.

Mental health boost as NSW reopens

The NSW government has announced a new $130 million package to counter the mental health impacts of the pandemic, as the state prepares for the second phase of its reopening.

Drop in testing worrying ACT Health

ACT health authorities are worried about a sharp drop in COVID-19 testing numbers, with figures more than halving compared to a week earlier.

Teen among seven Victorian virus deaths

A COVID-positive teenager with other health conditions has become the youngest person to die during Victoria's current outbreak, while police have squashed another would-be Melbourne lockdown protest.

US to accept visitors with mixed vaxxes

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it will accept mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccines from international travellers, a boost to travellers from Canada and other places.

Flexibility key to worker happiness: study

Flexible workers are happier workers it seems. New research shows they feel better rested, more engaged and have a higher sense of wellbeing than those confined to the office.