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Australia-NZ bubble set for April 19

At long last, the trans-Tasman bubble will open on April 19.On Tuesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed the keenly anticipated date for scrapping the quarantine requirement for Australian travellers, declaring it an "exciting day".

RBA leaves rates unchanged, eye on housing

The Reserve Bank has left its key interest rates at a record low at its monthly board meeting, while warning it is monitoring developments in the heated housing market.

Turnbull booted from NSW climate board

Just a week after appointing Malcolm Turnbull to head its climate change board the NSW government has sacked the former prime minister, saying his high profile is "a distraction".

GPs boosting COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The introduction of general practice clinics to the national coronavirus vaccination program has enabled the number of doses delivered to triple in the past couple of weeks.

Newcastle WSL surfing on hold again

The Newcastle Cup World Surf League event will remain on hold for a fourth straight day, with organisers hopeful that action could resume as early as Tuesday.

Dragons are growing in confidence: Griffin

Three straight wins have lifted St George Illawarra to the verge of the NRL's top four as the Dragons grow in confidence after a gritty 22-13 victory over Newcastle.