Live: NSW Now: Deadly Hendra virus confirmed in Hunter Valley and ‘Netflix-style’ transport coming

MORNING BRIEFING: A mare on a property near Scone in the upper Hunter Valley has been euthanased after developing the deadly Hendra virus and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance is set to declare road pricing will soon be "a thing of the past".

Just eight of 170 chemical regulator staff accept offer to go bush for Barnaby

A Senate hearing is told the agency at the centre of Barnaby Joyce's controversial decentralisation scheme has convinced just eight of 170 staff to move from Canberra to Armidale.