Five Year Reviews: Impact of Net-Zero Emissions on Regional Community [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Five Year Reviews: Impact of Net-Zero Emissions on Regional Community [Headlines]

Federal cabinet has signed off on "safeguard" reviews of the economic impact of the Government's 2050 net-zero emissions target on rural and regional communities.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 26 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

Federal cabinet has signed off on “safeguard” reviews of the economic impact of the Government’s 2050 net-zero emissions target on rural and regional communities, ahead of a global climate summit.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Productivity Commission reviews will be conducted every five years.

More than 22 million people in Afghanistan are now going hungry, under Taliban rule.

United Nations data shows almost 14 million of them are children.

A couple has told of selling their baby to afford to feed the rest of the family.

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The United States has suspended its aid package to Sudan in the wake of a military coup.

The State Department is calling for the immediate release of those arrested and has called for civilian rule to be returned.

Former premier Gladys Berejiklian’s staffers are scheduled to take the stand today as the corruption probe into her conduct in office continues.

The NSW Government has announced two new national parks to help safeguard up to 50 threatened plant and animal species.

Combined, the properties add 166,000 hectares to the State’s national parks.

A teenager has been charged with stabbing another boy in Sydney’s south-west.

The injured 14-year-old turned up at Bankstown Hospital after an incident in a park in Villawood last night.

Clean up crews are pouring sand onto 2000L of cream which has spilled from a truck at Eastern Creek in Sydney’s west.

A new survey shows less than a quarter of Australians are confident making travel plans in the next year – despite domestic and international borders reopening.

Housing affordability across Sydney has hit its lowest level in at least a decade.

The city’s median house price now sits at  $1.3 million.

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