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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's New South Wales (NSW) reverted on Friday to making the wearing of masks mandatory on public transport in Sydney, as a cluster of the highly-infectious coronavirus Delta variant expanded to a fourth person.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Indigenous Australians say a bill to protect cultural heritage in the mining state of Western Australia is flawed and should not be presented to parliament, as the state reviews laws that allowed Rio Tinto to destroy a 46,000-year-old rock shelter.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' labour minister said on Wednesday he will ask for government approval to allow 5,000 more healthcare workers to be deployed abroad, double the annual cap in a country that is one of the world's biggest sources of nurses.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Police in South Australia urged drivers on Wednesday to step up efforts to protect their cars, as thieves target the catalytic converters that scrub exhaust emissions, amid a surge in prices of precious metals.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's most populous city Sydney has recorded its first locally acquired case of COVID-19 in more than a month, stoking concerns of a fresh wave of infections on Wednesday.
BALIK PULAU (Bernama): There is a possibility that durians will be in short supply in Penang this year amid the total lockdown under the movement control order, says the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).
CANBERRA (Reuters) -Britain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australian Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday.
JOHOR BARU: Some recipients of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine here had been given appointments for their second doses three weeks after the first, claims Skudai assemblyman Tan Hong Pin.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's Victoria state on Tuesday reported two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the state capital Melbourne, both linked to an existing cluster that prompted renewed social distancing measures in the city.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will allow a Sri Lankan asylum seeker family detained on Christmas Island since 2019 to live in community detention on the mainland after public anger over their separation when the youngest child became sick and was flown to a major hospital.