90 Australians and Afghan Visa Holders Safely Evacuated From Kabul [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

90 Australians and Afghan Visa Holders Safely Evacuated From Kabul [Headlines]

About 90 Australians and Afghan visa holders touched down early this morning in Perth, where they'll spend two weeks in quarantine.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 20 Aug 2021News

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About 90 Australians and Afghan visa holders have arrived safely in Australia after being evacuated from Kabul.

They touched down early this morning in Perth, where they’ll spend two weeks in quarantine.

A group providing intelligence to the United Nations said the Taliban are intensifying their hunt for people who worked for, and collaborated with, NATO and US forces.

Vaccinating 12– to 15–year–old children as part of the COVID vaccine rollout will be on the agenda at today’s National Cabinet meeting.

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said state governments must hold to their agreement to open up once vaccination rates reach 70 per cent.

New South Wales is on track to have 80 per cent of the adult population partially vaccinated by mid-September.

Anti-lockdown protesters in Sydney are vowing to go ahead with a demonstration tomorrow in defiance of strict health orders.

Police say they’re launching a massive operation and will arrest and charge protesters.

A Sydney man has been arrested trying to cross into Queensland with more than a million dollars worth of cannabis in his van.

He’s due in court today.

Scientists say they fear four of the most threatened frog species in Australia may already be extinct.