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NSW toughens Covid rules for airport transport workers as police seek advice on Sydney limo driver
NSW police commissioner, Mick Fuller, says he’s received ‘mixed messages’ about whether Bondi limo driver broke rules

Michael McGowan and Josh Taylor

25, Jun, 2021 @9:41 AM

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Sydney hotspot declaration extended to trigger support payments – as it happened
Everyone living or working in Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and the City of Sydney must stay home as outbreak widens. This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay, and Matilda Boseley and Luke Henriques-Gomes (earlier)

25, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sydneysiders divided by Covid lockdown, united in confusion
The NSW government’s stay-at-home orders for four local government areas left Sydney residents with many unanswered questions

Michael McGowan and Elias Visontay

25, Jun, 2021 @7:19 AM

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Ben-Roberts Smith punched woman in face in Canberra hotel room, court told
‘The whole story is a fabrication,’ soldier says after court hears he also took pictures of the unconscious woman naked

Ben Doherty

25, Jun, 2021 @6:12 AM

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Doctors fear new health services buying group will create ‘US style’ care in Australia
Supporters say Honeysuckle Health’s buying group, partly owned by nib, may lead to more choice, but AMA warns of poorer care

Melissa Davey

25, Jun, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Covid border restrictions and travel bans: where you can and can’t go within Australia – and to New Zealand
What are the restrictions within Victoria and the border closures with NSW and Queensland? How far can I travel, and how many people can I have at my house? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guide

Guardian staff

25, Jun, 2021 @5:37 AM

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NSW and ACT Covid exposure sites: list and map of Sydney hotspots and coronavirus case locations
Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and Covid-19 public exposure sites in Sydney, regional New South Wales and Canberra, and what to do if you’ve visited them. Our analysis and map shows where Covid cases are increasing, and a live data update tracks the case numbers in NSW.

Guardian staff

25, Jun, 2021 @5:03 AM

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NSW Covid update: central and eastern Sydney plunged into lockdown after 22 cases recorded
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says people who live or work in City of Sydney, Woollahra, Randwick and Waverley must stay at home for at least a week

Mostafa Rachwani

25, Jun, 2021 @3:15 AM

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Unions join call for Australian anti-slavery law to prevent profiting from forced labour, including in Xinjiang
Coalition facing growing pressure – including from own MPs – to join international efforts to curb modern slavery

Daniel Hurst

25, Jun, 2021 @3:14 AM

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Covid NSW restrictions updated: see the new coronavirus rules for Sydney and regional NSW
New Covid restrictions for the greater Sydney region have been extended for another week and a partial lockdown introduced. Can you have visitors? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Is travelling permitted? Here’s the full list of what you can and can’t do in NSW

Guardian staff

25, Jun, 2021 @1:43 AM

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Covid Victoria restrictions explained: new coronavirus rules for Melbourne and regional Vic
Victorian Covid-19 restrictions are easing further as the Melbourne coronavirus outbreak comes under control. Is the 25km travel limit being lifted? How many visitors are allowed? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Are schools closed? Here are the new rules

Guardian staff

25, Jun, 2021 @1:08 AM

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Tell us what the shortage of teachers in Australia means for you
Across the country, schools are reporting dire shortages of teachers, in absolute numbers and in specific disciplines. If you are a teacher or a parent, we’d like to hear how this has affected you, and what it means for the quality of education

Guardian staff

25, Jun, 2021 @12:50 AM

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