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NSW to reopen, public transport difficult

NSW residents will be able to travel to their favourite regional holiday spot from next month but, in Sydney, the state government has acknowledged its plan for social distancing on public transport is far from perfect.

SA to lift COVID-19 restrictions early

South Australia has revamped its plan to lift coronavirus restrictions, ditching the blanket rule approach and preparing new rules for different sectors of the beleaguered state economy.

Qld borders may stay shut beyond September

Queensland's struggling economy has been struck another blow with warnings the borders may remain closed beyond September amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Facebook to launch new shopping feature

Facebook is launching Shops, a service that will allow businesses to display and sell products on the social network's platforms, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says.

States urged to open borders to tourists

Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has urged state and territory governments to open their borders to domestic holidaymakers when safe, as Qantas prepares for travel restrictions to be eased as soon as July.

Virus fear no excuse for truancy: NSW govt

Any children kept home from a NSW school from next week because of coronavirus concerns will be marked as absent, as full-time face-to-face teaching resumes across the state.