QLD to Reopen to NSW on November 1 If No Further COVID-19 Community Transmission [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

QLD to Reopen to NSW on November 1 If No Further COVID-19 Community Transmission [Headlines]

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says New South Wales will have to go without any locally acquired cases for 28 days to reopen.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 2 Oct 2020NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

The Sunshine State could open to New South Wales as early as next month if there’s no community transmission of COVID-19.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says New South Wales will have to go without any locally acquired cases for 28 days to reopen the border on November 1.

The Federal Government is accepting all recommendations from a Royal Commission report which has found preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care were insufficient.

The Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck has announced an immediate injection of $40 million.

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More than $100 million will be set aside to provide immediate concessions from small businesses in next week’s budget.

The fringe benefits tax for business owners to retrain employees will also be removed.

Doctors from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia say a new rapid coronavirus test is too unreliable and could expose people to risk of infection.

The test returns results in just 15 minutes but doctors say it only picks up the virus in between 50 and 94 per cent of cases.

Drivers are being warned of more delays at the Queensland border this long weekend, after it reopened to northern New South Wales yesterday.

Double demerits are now in place ahead of the Labour Day long weekend.

Police have uncovered $500,000 worth of cannabis from hydroponic houses across Sydney’s south.

Two men have been charged.

Unions are talking to public sector workers about possible industrial action over a ruling giving NSW public servants a 0.3 per cent wage rise.

The United Nations is warning of severe food shortages in Sudan.

Record floods have affected nearly one-third of cultivated land and close to 600,0000 households.

And, US President Donald Trump is pushing back against plans to change the rules ahead of the next two presidential debates.

Organisers say changes are needed to reign in unruly behaviour.