Hillsong Founder Brian Houston Will Fight to Clear His Name After Charges Laid [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Hillsong Founder Brian Houston Will Fight to Clear His Name After Charges Laid [Headlines]

Houston has released a statement declaring he is innocent from concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s and is vowing to fight the charges.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 6 Aug 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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Hillsong church founder Brian Houston says he will fight to clear his name, after being charged with concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s.

Houston has released a statement declaring he is innocent and vowing to fight the charges.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is promising improved online services to book vaccinations and seek COVID-19 financial support.

The Hunter and Upper Hunter are now in their first full day of lockdown as the Delta variant spreads north of Sydney.

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Highly mobile, young workers will be targeted for vaccination to try and slow the spread of COVID.

A man has been charged with fraud after allegedly lying about having COVID-19 to avoid going to work.

His actions forced a Newcastle construction site into lockdown and his workmates into isolation.

New health alerts have been issued for a number of venues associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Of particular concern is the Family Medical Centre in Auburn and KFC Punchbowl.

Anti-lockdown protestors have hurled bottles at police in a night of violence in Melbourne’s CBD as the State enters its sixth lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Unions are threatening strike action which could disrupt parcel deliveries.

The Transport Workers Union said talks over pay and conditions at StarTrack and FedEx have broken down.

Australia’s Ash Moloney has won bronze in the Decathlon at the Tokyo Olympics.

Australia will face Slovenia in the men’s basketball bronze medal match after going down to Team USA.

The Matildas also went down to USA, losing the women’s football bronze medal match 4-3.

One of the world’s best-known footballers Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona despite both parties agreeing to a new contract.

The club said the contract cannot be renewed due to financial and structural obstacles.