Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she want Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks to go ahead as a symbol of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.
Government representatives will meet with Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore today to discuss COVID-safe ways to hold the event.
Westpac will have to pay the biggest fine in Australian corporate history for breaching anti-money laundering laws.
It will pay $1.3 billion for allowing bank transactions and transfers that funded terrorism and human trafficking.
Bankruptcy rules are being overhauled to help small businesses stay afloat and save jobs during the pandemic.
Struggling business owners will no longer be burdened with the huge cost of voluntary administration when they hit financial trouble.
Police say they believe a fire that’s destroyed a home at Sadlier in Sydney’s south west, early this morning, was deliberately lit.
A woman and her two children escaped unharmed.
A new report says people who commit drug-related crimes are much less likely to re-offend if they are treated for their addiction instead of being sent to jail.
It found drug-court participants have a 17 per cent lower reoffending rate than those not dealt with by the court.
In the United States, protesters are taking to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, after no police officers were charged with killing Breonna Taylor.
Her death in March became a rallying cry for anti-racism protesters.
Security forces in Belarus have detained protesters and fired water cannon to disperse crowds, as thousands took to the streets to protest the sudden inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko.