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NSW-Victoria border opens, no local cases

The NSW-Victoria border is fully open for the first time in more than four months and both states have again recorded no new local COVID-19 cases, setting the scene for a further easing of restrictions.

COVID-19 victims maintain immunity

Australian researchers have discovered that patients who've been infected with COVID-19 retain immunity against the virus and the disease for at least eight months.

Australia to test virus nasal spray

A new nasal spray with the potential to fight COVID-19 and other respiratory viral infections will be tested in the hopes of manufacturing it in Australia.

Wallabies rue the one that got away

Exasperated Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has all but accused his erratic charges of throwing the game plan out the window during a deflating and costly Tri Nations draw with Argentina.

Overseas travel 'not impossible' in 2021

Senior federal cabinet minister Simon Birmingham says it's not impossible that international travel could be back on the cards next year, but to do it in the first half of 2021 would be challenging.

NSW to lift Victorian border checkpoint

NSW's three-month border checkpoint operation with Victoria will come to an end, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian championing her state as the only Australian territory "which welcomes everyone".