AUS Government Announces $1.2 Billion Tourism and Aviation Stimulus Package [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

AUS Government Announces $1.2 Billion Tourism and Aviation Stimulus Package [Headlines]

The Federal Government will offer 800,000 tickets at half price to several key tourism locations. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 11 Mar 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a new $1.2 billion stimulus package will get the aviation and tourism industries over the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Federal Government will offer 800,000 tickets at half price to several key tourism locations.

The COVID-19 vaccination program is ramping up.

New South Wales is on track to have 35,000 frontline health workers vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday.

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There are significant traffic delays for drivers heading into Sydney, after two incidents on major roads.

Traffic is heavy on the North Shore after a truck crash brought down power lines at Turramurra.

Road damage on the M1 Pacific near Wyong has southbound traffic backed up for 8km.

A former priest has been charged with sexually assaulting two boys in New South Wales in the 80s and early 90s.

Police will allege the now 70-year-old assaulted the boys over a five-year period while they were in his care.

The implementation of the National Redress Scheme for child abuse survivors will be examined in a public hearing today.

A woman has been charged over the alleged abduction of a boy from Culcairn in the NSW’s Riverina Region on Tuesday.

The 12-year-old was found safe and well last night in Lake Macquarie.

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Churches across Australia will ring their bells and silent prayer vigils will be held at 11am as part of a global day of action on climate change.

The National Council of Churches is calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to set the target of net zero emissions by 2050.