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Jobless rate grows fastest in Queensland

EMPLOYMENT DATA FOR JANUARY 2020* Unemployment rose slightly across the nation to 5.3 per cent, seasonally adjusted* Queensland rose 0.6 points to 6.3 per cent* Victoria rose 0.4 points to 5.4 per cent* Tasmania rose 0.4 points to 5.9 per cent* WA rose 0.4 points to 5.8 per cent* NSW steady at 4.5 per cent* South Australia down 0.5 points to 5.7 per cent* Largest increase in employment in WA (up 6700 people)* Largest decrease in employment in NSW (down 1500 people)© AAP 2020

Super Retail underpayments rise by $8m

Super Retail Group's shares have jumped more than 10 per cent despite announcing a 20 per cent drop in first-half profit and admitting its underpayments problem is worse than first thought.

Coronavirus spreads like flu, not SARS

Scientists in China who studied nose and throat swabs from 18 patients infected with the new coronavirus say it behaves much more like influenza than other closely related viruses, suggesting it may spread even more easily than previously believed.

Harry, Meghan royal label talks 'ongoing'

The British royal family is discussing with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the use of the word "royal" in their branding after they abruptly decided to start a new life in Canada.

Death certificate listed boy's disability

As Rachel Browne's son Finlay left their home in Bathurst for the last time, he put one arm around his mum and another around his dad and told them he loved them.