By Hope NewsroomWednesday 16 Sep 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Laws will be adjusted in the hope of encouraging more victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to seek help.
An amendment will be introduced in NSW Parliament today, protecting a victim’s request for confidentiality.
Eight more people have died of coronavirus in Victoria in the past 24 hours.
There were 42 new cases of the virus reported.
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Police have charged 25 people during an operation targeting gun crime in Sydney’s south-west.
There have been a dozen shootings in the area since the start of August.
Tourism officials are calling on the Queensland government to consider cutting the 28-day rule of no community transmission in New South Wales before it will re-open the border.
A man and woman have been arrested on the New South Wales–Queensland border this morning.
They tried to pass without a border declaration.
A world health expert says the world is still at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
He says the outbreak is worse than any science-fiction movie and appears to be getting nastier as cases re-emerge in Europe.
In India, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has passed five million.
The country now has the second highest number of infections behind the United States.
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed treaties with Israel to fully normalise their relationships.
It’s the first such major agreements between Arab countries and the Jewish State in a quarter-century.
Two men are being treated for stab wounds, after being attacked in Balmain last night.
Officers are searching for the pair behind the assault.
Apple has introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch.
It’s the latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products, as many consumers scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic.