Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Federal Budget is all about getting people back into jobs – particularly young jobseekers.
Under a new incentive, employers who take on Jobseekers aged between 16 and 35 will be paid up to 200 dollars a week – under the newly announced Job Maker program.
Budget tax cuts will be brought forward and backdated to July 1
The number of Medicare-funded psychological services will be doubled from 10 to 20. The NDIS is being topped up by close to 4-billion dollars. And The Smith Family will get 38-million dollars to help our poorest students finish high school.
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President Trump says he’s looking forward to taking part in a planned Presidential Debate with his Democratic election rival, Joe Biden in nine days time.
His physician says the president is experiencing “no symptoms” of COVID-19 after returning home from the hospital. President Trump has again sought to play down the seriousness of the virus – claiming it is less deadly than the flu. Social media giants Twitter and Facebook have deleted the president’s post.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during talks in Japan.
Representatives from Australia, the US, India and Japan have gathered in Tokyo to discuss improving ties in the region.
Businessman James Packer will resume giving evidence at an inquiry into Crown Resorts.
The inquiry is investigating its suitability to operate a new Sydney casino.
NSW volunteer surf lifesavers had to rescue about a-hundred people on the state’s beaches over the long weekend.
There were a number of near-drownings outside the red and yellow flags.
Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died after a battle with cancer.
He was 65.