Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
The number of coronavirus cases linked to Sydney’s CBD has grown.
A man who works in the David Jones Food Hall has tested positive.
A person with COVID-19 travelled on a train between Woy Woy and Sydney, and also visited Wynyard, Town Hall, Gordon and Hornsby railway stations on Monday and Tuesday, this week.
Three Sydney schools are re-opening today after being closed for deep cleaning.
Two students at Riverstone High and one at Wyndham College have tested positive.
A suspected case at Schofields Public has come back negative.
A Ballina woman who was forced to travel to Sydney rather than Brisbane for urgent treatment has lost one of her unborn babies.
Doctors wanted to send her to Queensland for an emergency operation, but she wasn’t allowed to cross the border due to COVID-19 rules.
Three people have died, including a four-year-old boy, after being hit by trees in separate incidents during wild weather in Melbourne overnight.
Thousands of people have been left without power.
In the United States, at least four people have been killed after Hurricane Laura slammed into the states of Louisiana and Texas.
It has torn rooves off buildings, shattered windows, downed trees and powerlines, and is causing a massive tidal surge.
A Sydney teacher has been charged with online grooming offences.
Police will allege the 39-year-old thought he was speaking to a 13-year-old when he sent explicit messages and images while at work in Summer Hill.
A new study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows girls aged 15 to 19 are the most likely to be victims of sexual assault.
Young men in the same age group are the mostly likely perpetrators.