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Pangai fined $30,000, stood down indefinitely

Pangai's punishment is the largest issued by the NRL for breaking Project Apollo protocols and comes as Brisbane's board weighs up whether to terminate his contract - worth just under $2 million over three years - over a string of recent incidents.

The Tongan international will be given five business days to respond to the NRL sanctions after he visited a Brisbane barbershop with bikie connections over the weekend.

Sydney house party ends in $60,000 worth of COVID-19-related fines, 30 arrests, 3 hospitalisations

Local police were called to break up more than 60 people at a house party in Schofields, Western Sydney, at about 11:30pm on Saturday (local time). Officers responded after receiving noise complaints from neighbours. 

Authorities intend to issue up to 60 of the attendees with COVID-19-related infringement notices of AU$1000 (NZ$1066), local police confirmed to 7 News. Gatherings are currently restricted to no more than 20 people in both outdoor settings and within a home as part of New South Wales' COVID-19 response.