Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
An Australian-based company has secured a $300 million contract with the US Government to supply at-home COVID-19 tests.
Ellume is the first company to produce at-home kits approved for use in the United States.
More than 1100 people in New South Wales have been ordered into a five-day lockdown after visiting Western Australia.
They will be tested for COVID-19 after being in WA while the virulent UK strain was potentially circulating in Perth.
An ecumenical church service is being held in Canberra this morning for the opening of Federal Parliament for the year.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese are among those at St Christopher’s Catholic Cathedral.
Hundreds of people have gathered for a prayer vigil to remember four children hit and killed by a drunk driver at Oatlands a year ago.
Many mourners brought flowers to the crash site, and balloons were released during the hour-long vigil last night.
The number of solar panel fires across NSW has increased by 500 per cent in the past three years.
Fire and Rescue data shows crews responded to 139 solar panel blazes last year, with DC isolator switches blamed for most incidents.
Former Collingwood AFL player Heritier Lumumba has slammed the club’s response to a damning report which found systemic racism at the club.
Lumumba has accused the club of down-playing the severity of the harm caused by years of racism.
Eyewitnesses have reported a bull on the run on the M1, at Mount Colah in Sydney’s north, after a horse float overturned.
Police and traffic crews are on scene near the Ku-ring-gai Chase Road overpass.
Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has died at the age of 44.
The former child star, who played “Screech” in the popular series, was diagnosed with lung cancer just three weeks ago.