Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Food manufacturers, defence and the clean energy industries will be given additional support from the Federal Government.
Next week’s budget will include $1.5 billion to support local manufacturing.
There have been some delays and confusion about border passes after Queensland reopened its borders to parts of northern New South Wales.
Also, from today, more people are allowed in cinemas and theatres – up to 50 per cent capacity.
Victoria has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
The State has had two additional deaths from COVID-19 since yesterday.
Negotiations will resume this morning between the Maritime Union and stevedore company Patrick Terminals, as they try to end a tense pay dispute.
Nine hours of talks in the Fair Work Commission, yesterday, failed to resolve the fight which has wharfies taking “go slow” industrial action.
Cardinal George Pell has returned to the Vatican.
The 79-year-old has arrived in Rome and briefly waved to reporters before getting into a waiting car.
Australia Post is launching a recruitment drive, looking for 4000 workers.
The vacant positions include almost 3000 casual roles, to meet demand in the lead up to Christmas.
In tennis, Daria Gavrilova and Astra Sharma have lost their second round matches at the French Open – meaning there are no Aussies remaining in the women’s singles.
Serena Williams (US) is also out, injured.