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Qld to take over Norfolk Island services

The Queensland government will add Norfolk Island to its tourism portfolio and take over service delivery to one of Australia's most far-flung communities.

NSW firefighting boosted with extra $270m

Firefighting infrastructure and equipment will receive an almost $270 million boost as part of the NSW government response to the state's independent bushfire inquiry.

Delta variant to be globally dominant: WHO

The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organisation's chief scientist says.

NSW premier is dating high-profile lawyer

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is dating again, this time seeing the lawyer who represented her at a corruption hearing into former boyfriend and government colleague Daryl Maguire.

Qld schoolgirl likely choked by foster dad

Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer likely died as a result of choking or asphyxiation in a deliberate act by her remorseless foster father, a coroner has found.