By Hope NewsroomWednesday 16 Dec 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
A further $1 billion will be injected into the aged care sector by the Federal Government.
Under the package, more older Australians will receive support to stay in their own homes for longer.
Australia has been invited to next year’s high-powered G7 Summit in the UK.
Australia has been invited alongside South Korea and India as Britain tries to build its alliances in the region post Brexit and as their relationship with China deteriorates.
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The State Emergency Service is sand-bagging as floodwaters rise across NSW’s north region.
A high time at about 10am is expected to increase flooding in low lying areas.
A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash involving a truck north of Wollongong.
The M1 Princes Motorway northbound has re-opened, but traffic is heavy.
Seven men are facing firearms and cocaine supply charges after being arrested during raids by counter terrorism police.
The men were arrested after officers executed 11 search warrants across Sydney yesterday.
New South Wales Health is reminding people to be COVID-safe while Christmas shopping.
They’re stressing the importance of physical distancing.
People are also being urged to avoid crowded shopping centres and wear a face mask.
The most senior Republican in the US Congress has congratulated Joe Biden on his Presidential win – six weeks after the election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is now also congratulating Mr Biden.