A new case of community COVID-19 transmission was detected in Sydney yesterday, hours after South Australia opened its border to New South Wales to welcome entry without the need to self-isolate or quarantine.
JobSeeker payments for more than one million unemployed Australians will be slashed by $300 a fortnight from tomorrow as coronavirus supplements are wound back – with reduced payments for the next few months to be worth an average $58 a day compared with $40 before the pandemic.
The New South Wales Premier says “thousands” of people have booked flights to Adelaide after South Australia opened its border to NSW overnight and ruled out the need to quarantine – but admits COVID-19 is still likely active in her state.
Adelaide’s metropolitan rail service will be run by a private operator from January, with the State Government paying Keolis Downer $2 billion to run the network for eight years.
South Australia’s media diversity has taken another hit, with long-running The Adelaide Review announcing it is preparing its final edition before closing down.
Police have raided the offices of Integrity Care SA and say some staff have “steadfastly refused to co-operate” with the “criminal, Coronial and financial” investigation into the death of Ann Marie Smith.
The Gabba will host the 2020 AFL grand final on October 24 as the competition’s showpiece event leaves Victoria for the first time – but Adelaide Oval will be the fallback option if pandemic restrictions mean crowds can’t attend the Brisbane clash.