The flood clean-up is underway in Sydney’s north-west this morning.
Thousands of residents have been allowed to return home as flood evacuation warnings have been lifted along the Hawkesbury River at Windsor CBD, McGraths Hill, Vineyard, and from Wisemans Ferry to Brooklyn.
The Hawkesbury River has now dropped below major flooding levels at North Richmond.
Elsewhere in New South Wales, floodwaters are starting to drop in Moree.
Australia’s economic recovery has led to a $23 billion boost for the budget bottom line.
The Government has received about $10 billion more in tax revenue and has had to spend less on welfare than previously expected.
The US President has set a new goal for America’s COVID-19 vaccination program.
Joe Biden wants to see 200 million doses administered in his first 100 days of office – twice the original target.
Police have tracked cars being used by organised crime groups to a car hire company in Sydney’s Inner East.
They allege a number of vehicles at the Zetland business had been used by associates of criminal groups.
Police say the business is not accused of participating in criminal activity.
Two men have been arrested as part of a joint-police investigation into a “sophisticated terrorist network”.
The men from Melbourne and Brisbane are accused of being key players in an Islamic extremist organisation.
A new study has predicted Australian women could wait 26 more years until they earn equal pay to their male colleagues.
The Curtin University study shows the gap for female executives could close within 10 years if current trends continue.
Featured image: Paul Russell / Hawkesbury River. North Richmond