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China denounces Pompeo's virus 'lies'

China says it supports the World Health Organisation (WHO) in trying to pinpoint the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of telling one lie after another in his attacks on Beijing.

ARLC revise flu shot waiver for players

Despite pressure to adopt a "no jab, no play" policy, the ARL Commission has revised a vaccination waiver clause to allow NRL players to play if they refuse to get a flu shot.

No opening of SA borders for some time

Lifting border restrictions in South Australia is still some way off despite the state reaching two weeks with no new coronavirus infections, health officials say.

Queen wishes Australians well in call

The Queen has wished Australians well in dealing with coronavirus, bushfires and drought and is pleased to hear horse races are still going on in the country.