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NSW businesses given Xmas stock certainty

Small and medium-sized businesses have been given the green light to restock for Christmas as NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet expresses hope the state economy will grow again in the December quarter.

Dad, son admit most Byron COVID charges

A father and son who travelled from Sydney's east to Byron Bay, sparking a lockdown in the region, have pleaded guilty to most of the charges they face.

NSW's 'blood, sweat and no beers' era over

Fully vaccinated NSW residents have spent 106 days in COVID-19 lockdown but the era of "blood, sweat and no beers" will on Monday draw to a close, Premier Dominic Perrottet says.

Facebook back up, sorry for second outage

Facebook Inc has apologised to users for a two-hour disruption to its services and blamed another faulty configuration change for its second global outage this week.

Vic premier fined $400 over maskless walks

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been fined $400 for breaching coronavirus restrictions after he failed to wear a mask as he arrived at parliament on two occasions this week.