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New South Wales: State of Australia
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Coral and Tasman Seas to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2019, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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Back to school for kids in Australia's NSW [Video]

Back to school for kids in Australia's NSW

At the Homebush West Public School in Sydney, Australia, teachers welcomed eager students back to full-time, in-person learning on Monday, as the country begins reopening its schools in stages. Gloria..

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Back to school for kids in Australia's most populous state [Video]

Back to school for kids in Australia's most populous state

At the Homebush West Public School in Sydney, Australia, teachers welcomed eager students back to full-time, in-person learning on Monday, as the country begins reopening its schools in stages. Gloria..

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Australian states split over opening borders for domestic tourism [Video]

Australian states split over opening borders for domestic tourism

Australian state and territory leaders bickered on Thursday (May 21) over whether to reopen internal borders, a major step to rejuvenating the country's A$80 billion ($50 billion) domestic tourism..

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As Australia opens up, China dispute looms [Video]

As Australia opens up, China dispute looms

Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life across the country to boost the ailing economy. But it comes amid a diplomatic spat with major..

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It's a 'Pub Day' like no other in Australia's outback [Video]

It's a 'Pub Day' like no other in Australia's outback

The chief minister of Australia's outback Northern Territory was one of the first people in the country to pour a beer in public for weeks as the region's pubs reopened their doors on Friday after an..

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New South Wales eases Covid-19 restrictions as premier appeals for 'personal responsibility' [Video]

New South Wales eases Covid-19 restrictions as premier appeals for 'personal responsibility'

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, has eased some of its Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. People in the state can now visit pubs, clubs, churches and restaurants. Up to 10 people are..

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Australia's biggest state to ease lockdown from Friday [Video]

Australia's biggest state to ease lockdown from Friday

Australia's most populous state, home to Sydney, will allow restaurants, playgrounds and outdoor pools to reopen on Friday as extensive testing has shown the spread of the coronavirus has slowed..

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In locked down zoo, Australian sea lion goes for a walk [Video]

In locked down zoo, Australian sea lion goes for a walk

Malie, an 18-year-old sea Australian lion walks around empty zoo

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