By Hope NewsroomThursday 17 Dec 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Long lines are forming at coronavirus testing clinics on the Northern Beaches this morning after a man and woman tested positive to the virus.
Health alerts have been issued for 11 venues around Avalon, Palm Beach and Mona Vale.
The World Health Organization says a team of 10 international scientists will travel to China next month to investigate the origins of the coronavirus.
The Federal Government will deliver its budget update this afternoon, showing an improved budget bottom line due to soaring iron ore prices.
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The Government has spent $11 billion less on JobKeeper than first thought, as more people return to work.
Parts of Northern New South Wales are on alert for more heavy rainfall.
Lismore was lashed by almost 100mm of rain in two hours yesterday, causing flash flooding.
The SES carried out 15 flood rescues in the area.
The Cancer Council is warning against the use of spray-on sunscreens due to its uneven application.
A Queensland University of Technology study has found sunscreen is diluted when sprayed, and proper protection would take around a minute and a half to apply.
The two largest planets in our solar system – Jupiter and Saturn – are coming closer together for the first time since the Middle Ages.
They will appear as a giant star to the naked eye.
Matthew Wade is expected to open the batting for Australia when the first cricket test against India begins today in Adelaide.