Former Premier Gladys Berejiklian Has Officially Ruled Out Move Into Federal Politics [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

Former Premier Gladys Berejiklian Has Officially Ruled Out Move Into Federal Politics [Headlines]

Former Premier Gladys Berejiklian officially ruled out a move into federal politics.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 10 Dec 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

516 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in New South Wales.

158 people with COVID are in hospital.

24 people are being treated in ICU.

An extension of Australia’s vaccination rollout will dominate talks at the final National Cabinet meeting of the year.

Children aged five to eleven will begin receiving a smaller dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot from the 10th of January.

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The World Health Organisation are pleading with wealthy nations to continue sharing COVID vaccines with countries in need.

Increased instances of the Omicron variant are sparking fears of a global vaccine shortage.

Catholic Archbishop and the Grand Mufti of Australia are among dozens of people arguing against the voluntary assisted dying bill at the state parliamentary inquiry today.

The Upper House are holding an inquiry into the draft law, which passed parliament’s lower house last month.

The company that operates Sydney’s motorways will be quizzed today, about whether it is possible to overhaul the way drivers pay tolls.

Cabinet has been considering potential changes to how drivers paid tolls, whether like an Opal cards there could be caps on weekly charges.

 Former Premier Gladys Berejiklian officially ruled out a move into federal politics.

She’s been touted as a potential candidate for the federal seat of Warringah, with senior Liberals including the Prime Minister backing the idea.

Women are expected to be the big winners from the improvements to Australia’s childcare system.

The $10,600 childcare subsidy cap will be removed from today, helping more parents get back into work or increase their hours.

Families who reached the cap this year, will be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses.

New apartment buildings and surrounding areas under proposed changes to planning laws, will have to make more concessions for quality of life.

Balconies will have to be bigger, and shaded communal areas will be encouraged.

NASA launched a space mission, to learn more about the strangest objects in the Universe – black holes.