Health Minister Greg Hunt Set to Announce His Retirement from Federal Politics [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Health Minister Greg Hunt Set to Announce His Retirement from Federal Politics [Headlines]

Health Minister Greg Hunt is set to announce his retirement from federal politics.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 2 Dec 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

Health Minister Greg Hunt is set to announce his retirement from federal politics.

West Australian Liberal Christian Porter, has also decided not to contest in the next federal election.

The women’s tennis tour have suspended all upcoming tournaments in China, in response to the treatment of a Chinese tennis player.

There are concerns for the safety of Peng Shuai after she posted an allegation of sexual assault last month, against a top Chinese government official.

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About 2000 Covid-19 swabs from recent weeks are being rechecked for signs of the Omicron variant, to see if it has already been circulating in the community.

Six cases of the strain have been confirmed in New South Wales, all of them were contracted overseas.

The Prime Minister has promised moderate Liberals, that he will fast-track separate protections for gay students before the expected vote on the Religious Discrimination Bill.

At least three government MPs are still believed to be concerned and talks with them are continuing today.

Sydney Bus drivers will be taking part in industrial action tomorrow and Monday, as they are trying to minimise disruption for commuters and HSC students.

A number of inland communities and properties in NSW remain isolated, as floodwaters make their way through river systems and storms dump more rain on saturated ground.

The state government has announced plans to further protect koala populations in Sydney’s south-west.

Environment Minister Matt Kean said that the area is home to the disease-free koala population in Sydney, the plan will ensure koala habitat and wildlife corridors are protected in perpetuity.

The Greater Sydney Commission will be re-named, and a Minister for Cities appointed under the Premier’s new plan for New South Wales.

Feature image: Greg Hunt MP Facebook