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PM hails daily jabs 'record' amid protests

The federal government will send thousands of extra Pfizer doses Sydney's way as adults of all ages in Australia's largest city are also being urged to "strongly consider" AstraZeneca.

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.

SA to lock down after fifth virus case

South Australia will spend the next seven days in lockdown as authorities try desperately to contain an outbreak of the fast-moving Delta coronavirus variant.