New South Wales

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Australia news live update: record fine for Origin Energy; cabinet to finalise 2050 net zero deal; Victoria records 1,461 Covid cases, NSW 294
Follow the day’s developments live

Amy Remeikis

25, Oct, 2021 @1:02 AM

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NSW Covid restrictions: reopening rules for Sydney, regional NSW, freedoms for vaccinated people explained
Here’s what we know about the next two stages of reopening in New South Wales, and what you can and can’t do as the state leaves lockdown

Guardian staff

24, Oct, 2021 @11:59 PM

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Cluster commuters: how returning to the office could change our cities and our lives
With many businesses expecting employees to work from home on Mondays and Fridays, Australia’s post-Covid cities could look very different

Elias Visontay

24, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Nationals wait to see cabinet submission before confirming net zero pledge – as it happened
All the day’s news as it happened

Imogen Dewey and Justine Landis-Hanley and Nino Bucci (earlier)

24, Oct, 2021 @8:20 AM

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Australia Covid update: as most Victoria restrictions lift next month, ‘vaccinated economy’ to stay for 2022
Unvaccinated Victorians to be banned from venues including bookshops, pubs and football matches until at least 2023, while similar restrictions in NSW lift in December

Nino Bucci

24, Oct, 2021 @6:10 AM

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NSW treasurer Matt Kean says federal Nationals ‘can resign from the ministry’ if they don’t back net zero
Kean also took a swipe at MPs supporting nuclear power, saying they are ‘chasing a unicorn’

Sarah Martin

24, Oct, 2021 @12:43 AM

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Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe: Indigenous care for country could rescue us all
In this extract from a new book, the co-authors look to lessons of the past to examine the best way forward in land management after the fires of Black Summer

Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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A 7m wall has gone up on a Sydney beach: are we destroying public space to save private property?
Beachfront residents back the Collaroy wall but other locals worry the beach will disappear for longer periods as climate change increasingly drives coastal erosion

Royce Kurmelovs

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Incredibly worried’: end of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of work
At 80% vaccination the support will be gone. Some will be hit hard, particularly if Australia’s economy doesn’t bounce back strongly

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Covid outbreaks have shut more than 320 schools across NSW and Victoria in past three weeks
With the majority of students due to return to classrooms full-time, outbreaks raise concerns that schools are unprepared

Cait Kelly

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Nine deaths and 1,750 cases in Vic as Melbourne emerges from lockdown – as it happened
Premier Daniel Andrews says the state is on track to reach 80% fully vaccinated next weekend. This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Ben Doherty (earlier)

23, Oct, 2021 @5:32 AM

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We know where Perrottet stands – but is he pragmatic enough to be popular? | Paul Daley
The new NSW premier will need to govern from the centre and avoid the pitfalls of ideology, both moral and economic

Paul Daley

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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