By Hope NewsroomMonday 14 Dec 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Extra crews are on standby as heavy downpours and large surf lash the NSW’s north coast and south-east Queensland.
More than 1000 calls for help have been made to the SES in both states.
More office workers are returning to their desks for the first time in months.
The NSW Government has lifted a public health order requiring employers to allow employees to work from home.
Commuters are being urged to wear masks while travelling on public transport.
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Germany has announced a hard lockdown over the Christmas period as the number of deaths and infections from COVID-19 reach record levels.
South Korea has reported its worst weekend for coronavirus infections.
While in the United States, the first shipments of a coronavirus vaccine are on their way to medical centres across the country.
Unions are warning migrant workers in Sydney are being systematically underpaid.
Unions New South Wales says an analysis of foreign language job ads has revealed wages as low as $8 an hour.
An internal investigation has found basic rules were broken in a NSW Government deal to buy contaminated land near Parramatta.
The land at Camellia was purchased for up to three times the Valuer-General’s estimate of its worth.
The Federal Government says there’s no point punishing China with higher tariffs on Australian resources.
Beijing has imposed punishing levies on various agricultural, seafood an timber products.
New research has found young university graduates have virtually no social skills, which is severely impacting their employment chances.
A lack of communication skills is making it harder for young people to get through job interviews, and even if they did get jobs, they struggle in the workplace.