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Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Open border ‘sooner rather than later’

Pressure is being piled on the Queensland Government to completely open its border with NSW.

Queensland announced it would allow residents from some northern NSW communities to travel back and forth, without having to isolate.

But Margy Osmond, head of the Tourism and Transport Forum, has joined the NSW Premier in saying it’s time to totally open up the border.

“I think there are a huge number of small businesses in Queensland which would very much like a more nuanced view from the Queensland Government on opening the border,” she said.

Western Sydney’s unemployment cycle

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Geraldeen Ansumana says she’s been messed about by potential employers.(ABC News: Jonathan Hair)

The statistics say NSW’s unemployment rate is falling, but for young people in Western Sydney, it’s a very different story.

Geraldeen Ansumana has been looking for work since the start of this year but keeps hearing the same thing: “We’re going…

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