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Vic unmasks as Christmas, office rules set

Victorians are breathing a welcome sigh of relief, with months of compulsory face mask-wearing coming to an end as part of a further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

Australia to test virus nasal spray

A new nasal spray with the potential to fight COVID-19 and other respiratory viral infections will be tested in the hopes of manufacturing it in Australia.

Wallabies rue the one that got away

Exasperated Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has all but accused his erratic charges of throwing the game plan out the window during a deflating and costly Tri Nations draw with Argentina.

Overseas travel 'not impossible' in 2021

Senior federal cabinet minister Simon Birmingham says it's not impossible that international travel could be back on the cards next year, but to do it in the first half of 2021 would be challenging.

NSW to lift Victorian border checkpoint

NSW's three-month border checkpoint operation with Victoria will come to an end, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian championing her state as the only Australian territory "which welcomes everyone".

Premier League bosses want heading curbed

Players should stop heading the ball in training if research proves it leads to dementia when they are older, several Premier League managers said after the death of Nobby Stiles.

SA COVID-19 case 'lied', lockdown eased

South Australia's six-day lockdown will end early after it emerged a person closely linked to Adelaide's worrying COVID-19 cluster lied to contact tracers, easing concerns over community transmission.