Chinese State Media Has Confirmed Beijing Has Banned Australian Coal Imports [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Chinese State Media Has Confirmed Beijing Has Banned Australian Coal Imports [Headlines]

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has called on the Chinese Government to clarify the situation. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 15 Dec 2020News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says he’s deeply troubled by reports of a Chinese ban on Australian coal.

He’s called on the Chinese Government to clarify the situation.

A man has been charged over a road rage incident in Sydney’s north west.

Police allege the 41-year-old hit another driver with an axe during a fight yesterday on Pennant Hills Road in Thornleigh.

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Residents on the North Coast have been warned they may need to evacuate due to flooding, after days of torrential rainfall.

A hazardous surf warning is in place from Byron Bay south to the Illawarra.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she hopes people are now able to live relatively freely with the further easing of coronavirus restrictions today.

The two-visit limit for those in aged care facilities have now been removed.

Overseas, a faster growing variant of coronavirus has been discovered in the UK.

While in the US, the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine has been given to a nurse in New York.

South Africa and the Netherlands have imposed tough new restrictions amid a sharp spike in infections.

There’s heighted security in the United States as members of the electoral college cast their votes to confirm the next President.

Google services are back up and running this morning after being struck by a world-wide outage.