COVID-19 Rules Relaxed Allowing Parents Back Onto School Grounds [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

COVID-19 Rules Relaxed Allowing Parents Back Onto School Grounds [Headlines]

Parents can also attend school sporting events and limits on singing and chanting in schools have been lifted. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 8 Mar 2021

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

Parents are allowed back onto school grounds and can attending school sporting events under changes to COVID-19 rules – now in effect this morning.

Limits on singing and chanting in schools have been lifted.

The Australian Government is making major changes to its diplomatic relationship with Myanmar.

It has suspended military co-operation and is redirecting humanitarian aid in response to last month’s military coup and escalating violence.

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Pope Francis has visited parts of northern Iraq, once held by Islamic State militants on the third day of his historic trip to the country.

The Pope prayed among ruined churches in Mosul, before meeting with Christians and celebrating Mass.

At least 20 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds injured in a series of explosions in Equatorial Guinea.

Three men have been charged over an assault on a group of teenage girls in Pyrmont over the weekend.

The men, aged in their 20s, allegedly were involved in the fight in which two 16-year-old girls were repeatedly punched and kicked.

Lockout rules in Sydney’s Kings Cross have been repealed.

From today, people will be allowed into pubs, bars, and nightclubs after 1.30am until last drinks at 3.30am.

Social security payments will increase later this month to help keep up with inflation.

Aged pension and disability support payments will increase by $8.40 a fortnight for individuals and $12.60 a fortnight for couples.

Financial independence and creating opportunities in regional areas are just some of the topics promoting gender equality this New South Wales Women’s Week.

It’s kicking off in conjunction with International Women’s Day.