Federal Government Hopes All Australians Stranded Overseas Will Be Home By Christmas [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Federal Government Hopes All Australians Stranded Overseas Will Be Home By Christmas [Headlines]

3000 Australians per week are now allowed to fly into Sydney. Victoria has recorded just five new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 28 Sep 2020

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

More Australians are being allowed back home from today, with 3000 people per week now allowed to fly into Sydney.

The Federal Government is hoping all those stranded overseas by the coronavirus pandemic will be home by Christmas.

Government assistance is being extended for key regional domestic air travel.

It’s in a bid to support airline jobs and domestic tourism.

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Victoria has recorded just five new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the State removes its curfew restriction.

Three Victorians died of coronavirus during the reporting period.

Economists say the strength of Australia’s economic recovery will be tested, as government stimulus is wound back.

From today, JobKeeper payments drop by $300 a fortnight to $1200 for those working more than 20 hours a week.

Health Authorities are urging people to be sensible and avoid crowded areas when heading out these school holidays.

Three men, aged in their 20s, have escaped from a car that crashed off a bridge in Sydney’s south-west.

The car plunged into the Cooks River at Campsie, early this morning.

Private health insurers, calling for changes to the system, say there is increasing demand for more out-of-hospital care.

Catholic Health Australia says the current rules prevent many private health patients from being able to access the additional treatments.

Researchers are trying to find out why there has been a rise in tongue cancer among young women, with no known risk factors.

The disease is usually associated with older men, who smoke or drink alcohol.

The New York Times is reporting US President Donald Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years.

It says it has managed to get its hands on Mr Trump’s tax information and reports that he paid the equivalent of about AUD$1000 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017.