Australia's New Deputy PM: Barnaby Joyce Regains Nationals Leadership [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Australia’s New Deputy PM: Barnaby Joyce Regains Nationals Leadership [Headlines]

He's won a leadership spill against Michael McCormack today, the now outgoing Deputy PM. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 21 Jun 2021News

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

Australia has a new Deputy Prime Minister, with Barnaby Joyce regaining the federal Nationals leadership.

He’s won a leadership spill against Michael McCormack today, the now outgoing Deputy PM.

New South Wales has recorded an additional two cases of COVID-19, taking Sydney’s COVID-19 cluster to 11.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said restrictions on seven local government areas across Sydney requiring people to wear mask indoors will likely be extended.

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National Cabinet has met today to discuss the vaccine rollout for after the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation changed official advice.

The Federal Government, last week, restricted the use of the AstraZeneca formula to people aged 60 years and over.

Anyone younger is now being offered the Pfizer jab.

The public sector will receive a wage increase of up to 2.5 per cent in tomorrow’s NSW budget.

The State Government is abandoning its wage freeze of 1.5 per cent announced at the height of the pandemic.

Two 17 year olds have been taken to hospital after a car – which had been stolen – hit a power pole in Liverpool overnight.

The driver has suspected leg fractures and is in a stable condition.

Research shows 1 in 10 dads experience perinatal depression and anxiety, but less than half seek support.

This International Father’s Mental Health Day, more dads are being encouraged to reach out and get help.

US President Joe Biden will meet his Afghani counterpart face-to-face at the White House this month to discuss an escalation of violence across the country.