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Confusion over regional NSW day trips ahead of Sydney reopening from Covid lockdown
Deputy premier forced to reverse advice from his own office that vaccinated Sydney residents could visit regional areas from 11 October

Elias Visontay

08, Oct, 2021 @8:24 AM

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Concerns raised as GPs and some private health providers exempted from NSW vaccine mandate
Calls for a nationally consistent policy to prevent some healthcare workers being free to continue working unvaccinated

Michael McGowan

08, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Victoria records 1,838 cases, five deaths; NSW reports 646 cases, 11 deaths; restrictions eased in south-east Qld, Townsville – As it happened
All the day’s news as it happened

Josh Taylor and Caitlin Cassidy and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

08, Oct, 2021 @7:27 AM

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Morning Mail: stranded Australians, Aukus a threat to US security, our top bird
Friday: Australians abroad despair at soaring flight costs and flight cancellations. Plus: Bird of the Year to be revealed

Melissa Godin

07, Oct, 2021 @8:01 PM

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Scott Morrison’s Covid roadmap ‘deceptive’, say stranded Australians no closer to getting home
Travel caps will be lifted when vaccination targets are reached but a lack of flights and a backlog of 45,000 people fuelling uncertainty and despair

Caitlin Cassidy

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Police officer who fined Brisbane Greens councillor Jonathan Sri regularly criticised him on Facebook
Exclusive: Queensland police will review fine issued by officer who pursued Sri for allegedly riding his bike through a yellow light

Ben Smee

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Prosecution of Bernard Collaery an ‘insult’ to Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão says
Former president urges Australia to drop case of former Witness K lawyer after court decision to overturn secrecy order

Christopher Knaus

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Experts warn Joe Biden supplying nuclear submarines to Australia threatens US security
Malcolm Turnbull says reactor not a ‘plug and play’ power pack as former US officials raise national security concerns

Tory Shepherd

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Climate 200 raises $2m in six weeks to help independents but expects Liberal party ‘interference’
Convenor Simon Holmes à Court says more than 2,000 donors kicked in funds for looming election campaigns against Coalition incumbents

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Female scientists strike success at the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka prizes
Women awarded in 10 of 16 award categories, while a STEM education program for remote Indigenous students was also recognised

Donna Lu

07, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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NSW government revises roadmap out of lockdown – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

07, Oct, 2021 @7:48 AM

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Liberal MPs scorn National’s $250bn plan for taxpayers to underwrite fossil fuels
Keith Pitt’s proposal, which suggests huge loans for resources sector in return for his party backing net zero, left on table by Scott Morrison

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Oct, 2021 @7:47 AM

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