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Crossbench looks to block NSW pay freeze

The NSW government has a fight on its hands to get a 12-month public sector pay freeze through parliament, with upper house crossbench MPs vowing to block the $3 billion saving measure.

Indigenous people avoid COVID-19 so far

Australia's indigenous people have thankfully so far avoided an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus but an expert committee including medical and indigenous health groups is working to keep it out of remote communities.

NSW ski fields to open within weeks

Powderhounds will soon be able to enjoy the NSW snowfields with the state's alpine region to open on June 22 after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the 2020 ski season.

SA to halt overseas arrivals after bungle

South Australia has called a halt to granting international travel exemptions on compassionate grounds over the bungled case of a woman from Britain who tested positive to COVID-19.

Trump hits out at Twitter over fact checks

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials say after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices.