Australia's Tough Border Restrictions Likely to Continue for Most of 2021 [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Australia’s Tough Border Restrictions Likely to Continue for Most of 2021 [Headlines]

Tourism operators are calling for additional financial support, after being warned widespread overseas travel won't resume this year.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 19 Jan 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

Tourism operators are calling for additional financial support to help the industry, after being warned widespread overseas travel won’t resume this year.

Federal health secretary doctor Brendan Murphy says tough border restrictions are likely to continue for most of 2021.

The Tourism Transport Forum says the sector needs a scheme like JobKeeper.

Victorians who have been stuck in Greater Sydney due to border restrictions, are beginning to return home after an easing of border restrictions.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is now calling for all states to end domestic travel restrictions altogether.

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Ms Berejiklian argues internal border closures are costing the economy close to $200 million a week.

The US Capitol complex has been briefly locked down due to a security scare, days before President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Smoke from a fire several blocks away sparked an alarm.

The Secret Service said the alarm was raise out of “an abundance of caution”.

A teenager who plotted an Anzac Day terror attack in Australia from his bedroom in England will be released from prison five years into a life sentence.

The boy became the youngest Briton ever convicted of terrorism.

Unable to be named, the teen was just 14 when he encouraged an Australian jihadist to attack a 2015 memorial parade in Melbourne.

Ex Tropical Cyclone Kimi has been downgraded to a Tropical Low, as it lingers off Far North Queensland.

Residents along the coast are being warned to watch out for flash flooding, with heavy rain still possible.

The Russian Opposition figure who survived being poisoned with a deadly nerve agent has now been jailed for at least 30 days.

Alexei Navalny has described his arrest as a mockery and urged his supporters to take to the streets in protest.