Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
The Australian Government is refusing to say whether the detention of Cheng Lei in China is a sign of escalating tensions with Beijing.
Ms Cheng works for the state-based broadcaster’s English television station.
She was taken into custody on 14 August.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is set to announce an easing of the State’s border permit system with Victoria.
The Premier is visiting the border town of Albury today.
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A restaurant in Sydney’s inner suburbs is closed for cleaning after a diner tested positive to coronavirus.
Anyone who visited It’s Time for Thai Newtown between 6pm and 7.30pm, last Friday, is being told to get tested and self-isolate.
A new report by Anglicare is warning renters will be put under more financial pressure if increases to welfare are wound back.
It found only one per cent of rental listings would be affordable to someone on the current JobSeeker payment.
Nine people, including two children, have escaped injury when shots were fired into a home at Bonnyrigg in Sydney’s south-west last night.
In a separate incident, a man has been left with non life-threatening injuries after being shot in Lakemba.
Four major telcos are being accused of breaching consumer protection rules.
The communications watchdog says more than 1500 Telstra, Optus, TPG, and Dodo customers were left without services while trying to move to the NBN.
The bushfire season officially begins for 21 local government areas today, due to weather conditions.
In cycling, Australian Caleb Ewan has taken out Stage 3 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish.