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NSW records one death, 163 cases, arrests

NSW has recorded yet another COVID-19 death and an outbreak-high of 163 new virus cases, while thousands have defied stay-at-home orders to march unmasked in protest through central Sydney.

Lorna Jane fined $5m for COVID-19 claims

Lorna Jane has been fined $5 million and labelled "predatory and exploitative" by the Federal Court after the popular activewear brand falsely claimed its clothes could eliminate COVID-19 and stop it spreading.

Brisbane voted as 2032 Olympic host

Brisbane is celebrating after being awarded the 2032 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee in a landslide vote in Tokyo on Wednesday.

AZ vaccine better bet than death: Hazzard

NSW's health minister is urging older Australians to get vaccinated, saying they are far more likely to die of COVID-19 if infected than from getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Women's handball team fined for no bikinis

Norway's beach handball team has been fined 1500 euros ($A2400) for being improperly dressed after the women wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms at a European championship match in Bulgaria.