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Australian rugby has assembled a powerful team for a contest even more important than regaining the Bledisloe — winning the right to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. The Saturday Telegraph can reveal the federal government is committing an extra $8.8 million to help Australia secure the right to host the 2027 RWC, the third biggest sporting event on the planet.

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Visitation guidelines for aged care will be adjusted to better protect senior Australians and those who care for them as the nation returns to COVID-normal.
In a move that is likely to bring relief to aged care residents, families and staff, a new three-tier escalation plan, backed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), will outline how providers can respond to the COVID-19 threat level in the local community and ramp the response up or down as needed. Where there is no community transmission or locally acquired cases (Tier 1) fewer restrictions on visitors, excursions, small gatherings and outdoor exercise are advised. Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck, said the restrictions which remained were common sense measures.

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