Rain eases but winds, surf batter NSW

The heavy rains which caused flooding and three evacuation orders on the NSW South Coast are easing but howling winds and damaging surf are battering much of the state's coastline.

Vic death toll mounts as case numbers fall

Victoria has recorded Australia's deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic with 19 deaths, as the state reported its lowest number of new cases in almost two weeks.

NRL set to consider bigger COVID sanctions

The NRL will consider heavier sanctions for players and officials who breach the bubble, with Peter V'landys warning they are putting all Queensland teams at risk.

NT man fined for leaving quarantine early

A man with just one day of mandatory quarantine to go in the Northern Territory has been hit with a $5000 fine after he was caught trying to sneak out early.

Campaign to tackle COVID drinking habits

Many Australians have picked up new habits during the coronavirus lockdown with almost one in eight drinking alcohol every day since the pandemic began, a survey has found.

Flooding on NSW south coast will worsen

SES volunteers have responded to more than 200 calls and conducted seven rescues on NSW's south coast, after areas flooded only last week receive another drenching.

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