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Employers seek gender, sexuality details

Employers are regularly seeking intimate information about job applicants' sexual orientation, gender identity and ethnicity as they choose candidates for jobs.

WHO members agree on COVID-19 strategy

Any future vaccine and medication for the novel coronavirus must be made available cheaply to the world "as a global priority," World Health Organization members (WHO) agreed on Tuesday in a meeting that was overshadowed by US threats to leave the agency.

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.