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Snap seven-day lockdown hits Byron Bay backpackers

by Ali Coulton

In what sounds like the world’s worst hotel quarantine, more than 80 people are now hunkered down in the hostel as health authorities race to contain a potential outbreak.

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Events

Bluesfest cancelled less than 24 hours before kick-off

The iconic music festival has been cancelled for a second straight year, leaving organisers, ticketholders, artists and local businesses devastated.

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Aviation

Jetstar launches members-only sale with 12,000 seats on offer for $20 each

Following news of Virgin’s big domestic sale, Jetstar has taken the “anything you can do, I can do better” approach.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia announces new routes, hosts first mid-air wedding

After popping its ‘Pride Flight’ cherry last week, Virgin has celebrated another first.

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Aviation

Qantas launches new NSW routes, opens share purchase plan

Admittedly, both routes were originally scheduled to start earlier this year, so they’re not exactly a surprise. But don’t let that stop you from getting out the party hats and poppers.

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