Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Getting the thousands of unemployed people back to work will be at the heart of today’s NSW State Budget.
The Government aims to create 270,000 new jobs through tax incentives, infrastructure projects and even vouchers for families to spend at restaurants.
The operator of an aged care facility in South Australia says another two staff members have tested positive to COVID-19.
Two nurses at the home in Adelaide’s north have already been diagnosed with the virus.
South Australian authorities say a total of 18 cases so far have been confirmed as part of the emerging cluster.
The World Health Organization is cautiously welcoming promising results for a second coronavirus vaccine.
Early data from US company Moderna shows its vaccine is nearly 95 per cent effective.
The encouraging news of the vaccine buoyed US stocks.
The Dow Jones closed at a record high.
Proposed laws would see police allowed to “stop, detain and search” anyone convicted of serious drug offences in the past decade.
A pilot program in four local government areas could see drug dealers as well as their homes and vehicles searched – without a warrant.
Australia’s Shayna Jack says she’ll return to swimming with a clear conscience when her reduced doping suspension ends next year.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport found she did not knowingly take a banned substance and halved her four-year ban.
But she’ll be too late for the Olympics
The Red Cross has put out an urgent call for blood donors with stocks of Australia’s two most common blood types running critically low.
All blood and plasma types are needed, but in particular, supplies of O-positive and A-positive blood have now dropped to two days’ supply.