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Gladys lied about relationship: staffer

Former premier Gladys Berejiklian lied about the extent of her secret relationship with fellow MP Daryl Maguire, her top staffer has conceded to the state's corruption watchdog.

Qld records two new local virus cases

Queensland has recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, while a truck driver has tested positive interstate after being infectious in the Sunshine State.

NSW exceeds 12 million COVID-19 jabs

The 12 million-plus COVID-19 vaccines that have gone into arms in NSW appear to be helping keep a lid on an expected surge in new infections and hospitalisations as the state opens up.

Vic racing to boost Indigenous vax rates

Victoria's reopening could place the health of some vulnerable members of the Indigenous community further at risk, with the race to vaccinate them against COVID-19 becoming more urgent.

National petrol price surges to new peak

Petrol prices have struck a record high on average as global oil prices continue to rise, fuelling concerns about both the inflation and interest rate outlook.

Perrottet confident as kids back to school

Dominic Perrottet says he is "very confident" resuming face-to-face education will go well despite the potential for COVID-19 outbreaks, with some NSW schools already closed for deep cleaning.