Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is standing by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian after she admitted to having a close relationship with former MP Daryl Maguire.
Mr Maguire will face a corruption inquiry today over his business dealings while a politician.
Scott Morrison says Gladys Berejiklian has devoted her life to politics and New South Wales needs her now more than ever.
Victoria has recorded five deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
The State has discovered seven more infections from the virus in the reporting period.
More than a million Australians have sought mental health treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says the mental health impact of prolonged lockdowns is understandably severe and devastating.
An Anglicare study shows there is an average of eight disadvantaged job seekers applying for every entry level position in Australia.
The International Monetary Fund now predicts Australia’s coronavirus recession won’t be as deep as first feared.
The latest forecast predicts the country’s economy will contract 4.2 per cent this year.
New reforms are being introduced to state parliament, aimed at helping reduce the trauma faced by those who have intimate images shared without consent.
They’ll be offered the same protections as sexual assault victims.
Governments across Europe are stepping up restrictions to try to beat back a resurgence of coronavirus.
In the UK, more than 17,000 cases have been confirmed in the past day.
A $1 million reward is being offered for information about the murder of a man in Surry Hills in 2018.
Police say many people visited Mark Russell on the day he died.
US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney-Barrett has evaded questions about her views on abortion and same-sex marriage during a second day of confirmation hearings.
But the conservative Catholic says she has “no agenda” and has vowed to stick to “the rule of law”.