Crisis Cabinet Discussing if Lockdown is Lifted in Some Parts of NSW This Week [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Crisis Cabinet Discussing if Lockdown is Lifted in Some Parts of NSW This Week [Headlines]

Authorised workers in Sydney's 12 hotspot LGAs also need to have booked a COVID vaccination by today. And more top stories.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 8 Sep 2021News

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

Crisis Cabinet is discussing today whether the COVID lockdown will be lifted in some parts of NSW at the end of the week.

Authorised workers in Sydney’s 12 hotspot LGAs also need to have booked a COVID vaccination by today.

They need to have had a first dose by September 19.

The Education Minister said HSC and University bosses need to resolve a fight over results as soon as possible.

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The authority in charge of the exams wants results released at the end of January, but universities say they need them earlier.

Modelling shows 589,000 people would have been infected with COVID between June and December if Sydney didn’t go into lockdown and the vaccine wasn’t rolled out.

The Burnett Institute data shows, without restrictions, almost 6000 people would have died.

But Institute researcher Brendan Crabb said he believes lockdowns will be in place until Christmas.

A leading Christian charity is calling for swift action to address increasing levels of psychological distress among 15 to 19 year olds.

A new report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute says one in four young people reported mental health challenges last year.

A riverside restaurant in Sydney’s north has been destroyed by fire.

Firefighters had to use boats to access Peats Bite on the Hawkesbury last night.

The state Audit Office is raising the alarm about the Government’s ability to cope with the effects of climate change.

A report has found critical assets and services are yet to conduct risk assessments on the impacts of hotter temperatures.

The world’s three main Christian leaders have joined forces to call on people to pray and care for the planet.

New data shows the cost of childbirth exceeds $7000 for one in seven parents.

More than 60 per cent of new parents face out-of-hospital costs.

Strawberry farmers are pleading with people to buy more of the fruit, as the shutdown of restaurants leads to an oversupply.