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NSW pokies profits jump during COVID

Pubs and clubs in NSW earned more money from poker machines in the second half of 2020 than they did before the pandemic struck, despite the number of machines falling by more than 2000 statewide.

Travellers return to Vic, new jab target

Victoria's hotel quarantine program has restarted for a third time, as the state government ramps up its vaccination program despite not receiving the latest allocation of doses.

Woods was speeding before crash: sheriff

Tiger Woods was driving at nearly twice the speed limit on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV outside Los Angeles and crashed in a wreck that left the golf superstar seriously injured, authorities say.

Australia-NZ bubble set for April 19

At long last, the trans-Tasman bubble will open on April 19.On Tuesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed the keenly anticipated date for scrapping the quarantine requirement for Australian travellers, declaring it an "exciting day".

RBA leaves rates unchanged, eye on housing

The Reserve Bank has left its key interest rates at a record low at its monthly board meeting, while warning it is monitoring developments in the heated housing market.