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South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.76 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.

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A South Australian upper house MP has called for an independent investigation into the deaths of four babies at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital.
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No quarantine for New Zealanders arriving in Victoria, as travel bubble bursts into other states

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LGBTIQ+ advocates urge SA government to pass bill outlawing 'gay panic' defence

South Australia is the only state in the country not to scrap the 'gay panic' defence, by which provocation can be used as a partial defence.
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A bill decriminalising abortion in South Australia is now before state parliament

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Tasmania to reopen borders to 'low-risk' coronavirus states from end of the month

Travellers from South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory will be able to return to Tasmania from 26 October.
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Stranded international students hope to soon return to South Australia

A report claims a campaign calling for the federal government to approve a pilot program to bring international students back to South Australia may have paid off.
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NZ travel to NSW, SA coming very soon: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says NSW and South Australia will be the first states to benefit from New Zealanders being allowed to travel to Australia.
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Border restrictions lifted in South Australia, Queensland - what is the policy state by state?

As South Australia and Queensland open borders with New South Wales, what are the border restrictions in place in each state?
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Watch: NSW COVID-19 update

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SA border reopens to NSW travellers as Gladys Berejiklian urges vigilance

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging caution with residents set to travel more thanks to an easing of COVID-19 restrictions and school holidays.
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SA border reopens to NSW travellers

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging caution with residents set to travel more thanks to an easing of COVID-19 restrictions and school holidays.
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SA travel breach as NSW border reopens

SA is ready to welcome NSW visitors "with open arms" from midnight when border restrictions are eased, Premier Steven Marshall says.
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SA confirms it will reopen border with NSW

There have been no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW in the past two days, paving the way for free travel to South Australia from midnight.
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Second consecutive day of no locally acquired cases for NSW

There have been no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW in the past two days, paving the way for free travel to South Australia from midnight.
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Second day of no locally acquired cases for NSW as South Australia set to open border

There have been no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW in the past two days, paving the way for free travel to South Australia from midnight.
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NSW records zero locally acquired cases of coronavirus amid increased testing rates

South Australia is likely to re-open to travellers from NSW at midnight after no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded.
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SA, Qld to relax NSW border restrictions

There have been no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 recorded in NSW as Queensland eases its border rules and SA prepares to welcome people from NSW.
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South Australia reopens to NSW residents as Queensland widens southern border bubble

Queensland will extend its border bubble to include residents of five NSW government areas as South Australia moves to lift its COVID-19 restrictions with NSW from midnight on Wednesday.
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SA to lift COVID-19 border rules with NSW

South Australia's transition committee has moved to lift border restrictions with NSW from midnight on Wednesday.
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South Australia to drop border restrictions with ACT from midnight tonight

South Australia is to drop its quarantine requirements for travellers from the ACT from midnight on Tuesday.
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South Australia could drop NSW and ACT border restrictions 'very soon'

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall could remove border restrictions for people from NSW and the ACT "very soon".
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'It was rough, it was rocky': An Aussie fisherman who 'just wanted to get away' was stranded at sea for days

Derek Robinson, one of two South Australian fishermen who made an incredible return to shore on Thursday, said 'big waves' and 'a buggered phone' were all part of the adventure.
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South Australia becomes first state in the country to ban single-use plastics

The South Australian parliament has passed laws banning single-use plastics but the measures will be delayed until next year because of COVID-19.
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Calls for 'cultural liaison officers' to help migrants caught up in coronavirus clusters

There are calls for South Australia to become the first state to introduce extra support personnel to assist migrant and refugee communities impacted by outbreaks of the virus.
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Coronavirus found in South Australian wastewater as state reports first case in 12 days

Wastewater testing at two South Australian treatment plants has returned evidence of COVID-19 but authorities say it doesn't prove community transmission.
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Coronavirus cases drop again in Victoria with state recording 179 new infections and nine deaths

New restrictions came into effect on Friday, preventing Victorians in border areas from crossing into South Australia.
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Hundreds of international students to return to South Australia under national pilot program

The federal government says the pilot program will be used to test whether a national return of international students is possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
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South Australia announces new coronavirus measures for aged care, Victorian border towns

South Australia will impose new restrictions on nursing homes to prevent COVID-19 infections, such as banning carers from working at more than one facility.
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Adelaide disability carer charged with manslaughter of Ann Marie Smith granted bail

The carer for South Australian woman Ann Marie Smith has been banned from the industry while on bail for her manslaughter.
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New virus measures for SA nursing homes

South Australia will have marshalls in pubs, restaurants and other venues to ensure COVID-19 restrictions are followed.
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Virus marshalls for SA pubs and clubs

South Australia will have marshalls in pubs, restaurants and other venues to ensure COVID-19 restrictions are followed.
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South Australia reaches 'pivotal' day in coronavirus fight as state records two new cases

South Australians have been urged to do everything possible to reduce community COVID-19 transmission "before it gets away from us".
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Tasmania abandons plan to reopen border to parts of mainland Australia this week

Tasmania will not open its border to SA, WA and NT residents at the end of the week as planned, Premier Peter Gutwein has announced.
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Two new virus cases in South Australia

Two new cases of coronavirus, a teenage girl and young woman who attended a school while likely infectious, have been confirmed in South Australia.
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NSW duo denied South Australia entry arrested in Adelaide

A man and woman from NSW who were refused entry into South Australia have been found in Adelaide and charged with breaching COVID-19 regulations.
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Three South Australian ministers resign from cabinet

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has criticised the conduct of two departing cabinet ministers who were implicated in a scandal over parliamentary allowances.
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Tasmania to create 'safe travel bubble' with South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory

Victoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland are excluded from Tasmania's 'safe travel bubble'.
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Queensland to turn back Victorians while South Australia closes Victoria border

Anyone trying to enter Queensland from Victoria will be stopped at the border and turned around from Friday, while the South Australia-Victoria border has closed.
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Queensland will reopen state borders on 10 July, but not to Victorians

Queensland and South Australia have announced changes to their planned lifting of border restrictions amid the surge in coronavirus cases in Victoria.
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South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spike

South Australia has scrapped plans to lift all its remaining border restrictions on 20 July because of the spike in Victorian cases.
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South Australian magistrate Bob Harrap facing deception charges

A South Australian magistrate has been charged with deception offences over the use of his government car.
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Watch: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live

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South Australia mulls keeping Victoria borders closed after surge in coronavirus transmission

South Australia may keep its borders closed to Victoria to keep its residents safe but will monitor the interstate situation, the health minister says.
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SA mulls keeping Victoria borders closed

South Australia may keep its borders closed to Victoria to keep its residents safe but will monitor the interstate situation, the health minister says.
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Investigators are inspecting suspicious transactions related to the large inheritance left to South Australian neglect victim Ann Marie Smith.
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Aboriginal-led program preventing suicides in rural South Australia

An Aboriginal-lead aftercare program to help prevent suicides in the town of Port Augusta is having early success.
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