By Hope NewsroomThursday 20 Aug 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Qantas has reported a 91 per cent drop in profit for this financial year as the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic hit.
The airline says its international flights are unlikely to resume until July next year, at the earliest.
Contact tracing is underway after a woman who travelled from Australia tested positive to coronavirus in Japan.
She spent two weeks in hotel quarantine in Sydney, earlier this month, before going to Queensland.
She then flew from Brisbane to Sydney on Monday, and then on to Japan.
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Businesses affected by the New South Wales–Victoria border closure are expected to receive financial assistance from the State Government.
Its aim is to ensure border-town businesses don’t need to shed staff.
Police have seized close to half a million dollars worth of ice after raids on homes and businesses across Sydney yesterday.
Two men and a woman have been charged.
Would-be teachers could soon need to meet additional benchmarks to work in New South Wales.
An Upper House inquiry led by One Nation’s Mark Latham has recommended school leavers have an ATAR and a grade-point average of 70 or more.
Overseas, the United States is demanding all United Nations sanctions be re-imposed on Iran over its nuclear program.
European Union leaders say they won’t recognise the election result in Belarus.
They’re calling on the country’s President to release hundreds of protesters who’ve been imprisoned.
Wind gusts of around 90 km per hour have been recorded in the Blue Mountains and Illawarra overnight.
The windy conditions are forecast to continue into the weekend and drivers are being warned to take extra care on NSW’s roads with snow forecast in the Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands.