Almost 700,000 Jobs Restored Since April – In The News Monday 24 August – Hope 103.2

Almost 700,000 Jobs Restored Since April – In The News Monday 24 August

Federal Parliament is resuming today for the first time since June and will discuss extending JobKeeper and JobSeeker. And more news.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 24 Aug 2020

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

Almost 700,000 jobs have been restored since April, while Federal Parliament is resuming today for the first time since June.

Extending the JobKeeper and JobSeeker pandemic payments will be on the agenda.

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency authorisation of the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19.

It’s made using the blood of people who have recovered from coronavirus.

Research shows those who received the blood with antibodies had a better chance of survival.

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Bus services in parts of Sydney will be reduced later this morning for an employee briefing.

Unions called off a strike planned for today but the meeting will disrupt services in the northern and eastern suburbs between 10am to 2pm.

Sydney-bound drivers on the M1 Pacific Motorway are facing delays after a truck fire on the Central Coast.

Firefighters spent about two-and-a-half hours extinguishing the blaze at Calga and cleaning up a diesel spill.

A man has been killed and another is in a critical condition after they were stabbed in Merrylands, in Sydney’s west.

Three top executives of AMP have resigned in the wake of a high-profile sexual harassment incident at the financial services institution.

Assistant treasurer Michael Sukkar is strongly denying any involvement in branch-stacking.

A Nine News investigation has uncovered allegations of branch-stacking and misuse of taxpayer-funded resources in the Victorian Liberal Party.