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Southern Tasmania forced into lockdown

Hobart and southern Tasmania has been forced into a snap three-day lockdown after a coronavirus-infected NSW man entered the state illegally and escaped hotel quarantine.

NSW stimulus amid 'devastating' job losses

Al fresco dining will be encouraged and NSW residents will be armed with more vouchers to spend at restaurants and museums, as the government tries to jump start the economy amid "devastating" jobs losses.

Rental reforms pass Qld parliament

Legislation has passed in Queensland parliament to provide more rights to tenants ending leases, stopping evictions without grounds, and to have pets within rental properties.

William says focus must be earth not space

Britain's Prince William has taken a thinly veiled swipe at the billionaires embroiled in a space tourism race, saying the world's greatest brains should instead be focused on solving the environmental problems facing the Earth.

New freedoms could come for NSW next week

NSW is on track to hit the state's next COVID-19 vaccination target within days, but the premier has flagged the planned easing of some restrictions may be delayed.

Two-headed baby turtle thriving in US

A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking - with all six of its legs - in the US state of Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.