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The Informer: Andrew Constance looks to federal ambitions, NSW sees COVID case drop

Outgoing member for Bega Andrew Constance and former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian. Picture: Marina Neil
Outgoing member for Bega Andrew Constance and former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian. Picture: Marina Neil

Mr Constance, a Liberal moderate, will resign as Transport and Roads Minister this week, and as the Member for Bega by the end of the year.

It's confirmation he's not interested in the scrap for the NSW Liberal leadership, after Gladys Berejiklian's sensational resignation on Friday due to an investigation by the corruption watchdog ICAC.

"Like so many of us, I am heartbroken for my long-time friend Gladys Berejiklian," he said in a statement.

In today's COVID number, the ACT recorded 38 cases; NSW experienced a significant drop in cases at 667, but reported 10 deaths; Victoria had 1220 cases and three deaths; while both Queensland and South Australia had no new cases.

The NRL grand final between the Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs will kick off on schedule in Brisbane, with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying she'll go along to the big game herself so long as no other obligations arise.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has warned that there could could be between 1300 and 2600 missed or undiagnosed breast cancer cases as a result of delays in diagnosis and treatment caused by the pandemic.

Victorian intensive care nurses urged the state's residents to get vaccinated, saying they had experienced hospitalised people begging for vaccinations once it was too late.

And in international headlines, London police officers continue to try to regain the trust of English women after the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer, while Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he is stepping away from politics.

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