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Breakdancing joins exciting modern sports added to Olympics schedule

Wait - the modern Olympic Games are actually becoming modern?


Experts warning not to relax COVID-19 social distancing measures

Increases in flu-like symptoms across Australia indicate some are starting to relax social distancing


Exercise proven to aid cancer patients

Exercise is proven to aid cancer treatments, so why don't patients have subsidised access to


Adelaide family returns home to find koala perched on Christmas tree i

Usually fond of eucalypts, this koala took a liking to a different kid of tree.


Women earning $25,000 less than men

Half of all employers are refusing to take action, says report.


Qantas passengers will need COVID-19 vaccine for international travel

Passengers will have to vaccinated before boarding a Qantas international flight, says CEO.

Health news

Mick O'Dowd's body had an extreme response to an infection. Sepsis turned him into a quadruple amputee

In a matter of days, Mick O'Dowd went from being a healthy, sport-loving father to a quadruple amputee.

Retirement Income

Federal Government to assess superannuation, housing recommendations from Retirement Income Review

The review was delivered to the government in July but will be released publicly today

Travel News

Adelaide jumps up ranks to be Australia's most liveable city in new Ipsos survey

Adelaide didn't make the top 10 last year, but has topped the list in 2020.

Federal Government

Banking royal commission victims urge Treasurer to keep responsible lending laws

Witnesses who appeared at the banking royal commission join forces to plead with Treasurer Josh


Queensland could reopen borders to Victoria by Christmas if low case numbers continue

Queensland Premier says she'll consider opening the state's border for the festive season.


Flights from New Zealand to Melbourne allowed from Monday

New Zealand travellers free to travel throughout Victoria from Monday - sans quarantine.

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