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Govt reverses plan to stop pandemic leave

Unions, medical experts and businesses have welcomed the federal government's choice to reinstate the $750 pandemic isolation payment following widespread criticism.

First home buyers blowing their budgets

While owning a home remains beyond reach for millions of Australians, those who manage to crack the market may increasingly be getting in over their heads.

Brewers showcase non-alcoholic drinks

One of Australia's showcase brewing competitions has introduced a series of awards for low and non-alcoholic drink options as they boom in popularity.

Catch me if you Cam as Smith leads Open

Unflappable as ever and looking unstoppable, Cameron Smith is embracing the tension and pressure after seizing command of the milestone 150th British Open with a second round for the ages.

Pressure mounts over COVID-19 payments

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is reportedly reversing course and will sign off on restoring the $750 pandemic isolation payment after the government announced it was ending.

Ewing wins all-Aussie J-Bay WSL final

Ethan Ewing has won his maiden World Surf League event after coming up trumps in an all-Australian J-Bay final against Jack Robinson, but Tyler Wright fell just short in the women's draw.

Vulnerable NSW communities get free RATs

Vulnerable communities across NSW can access 10 free rapid antigen tests over three months, with the state expanding its concession program as COVID-19 cases surge.

Jail cut for killer driver 'so unjust'

The families of four children killed by a drunk, drugged and speeding driver say they are devastated by an appeal court decision to cut his jail term.