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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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Fans attend first Australian Rules rugby match amid pandemic [Video]

Fans attend first Australian Rules rugby match amid pandemic

Australian Football League fans arrived at Adelaide Oval for the first live match of the year on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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An Aboriginal-lead aftercare program to help prevent suicides in the town of Port Augusta is having early success.
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South Australia has called a halt to allowing international arrivals on compassionate grounds after the case of a British woman was bungled at the weekend.
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Health officials and the South Australian Premier have defended letting a British woman into Adelaide to visit a dying relative, despite her positive COVID-19 test.
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The man leading the disability royal commission has called the death of a South Australian woman "deeply distressing".
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South Australian musicians and venues hit hard by COVID-19 can apply for state government funding aimed at helping the sector survive.
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South Australians have been urged to keep up their efforts to fight the coronavirus despite the state having no active cases.
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South Australia health officials have urged locals not to become complacent about the coronavirus with thousands flocking to shopping malls on Saturday.
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