Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
A raft of coronavirus restrictions are expected to be eased ahead of Christmas.
The NSW Government’s crisis cabinet is meeting this morning and is expected to sign off on an easing of restrictions including allowing up to 30 people in homes, and doubling the numbers allowed in smaller restaurants and cafes.
An alert has been issued after coronavirus was again detected in sewage in Sydney’s south west.
Health officials say the traces in the Liverpool treatment plant could be the results of recent known infections or undetected cases.
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Randwick Council is urging beachgoers to be COVID-safe this summer.
It’s released a six-point plan, including checking capacity, avoiding peak times and keeping a towel’s length apart from others.
Anglicare Australia says it will be calling for the JobSeeker rate to be kept above the poverty line when it appears before a senate inquiry this morning.
The group says the Government’s proposed cut to the welfare payment would push 1.5 million Australians into poverty.
Australian shares are set to rise this morning after a record day on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones hit 30,000 points for the first time on optimism about a coronavirus vaccine and announcement of a transition of power in the US.
Nearly 100 domestic violence services will receive a funding boost, to support survivors.
More than $12 million in federal funding will go toward expanding regional counselling, men’s behaviour change programs and crisis accommodation.
Temperatures in Sydney’s west are expected to climb above 40C degrees this weekend, as a heatwave moves over the country’s south-east.