Home Learning is Officially Over for NSW Students [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Home Learning is Officially Over for NSW Students [Headlines]

All teachers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and face masks are compulsory indoors for teachers and students in Years 7 and up.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 25 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

Home learning is officially over for students across New South Wales.

Children in Years 2 through to 11 have return to classrooms today for the first time in more than 100 days.

Kindergarten, Years 1 and 12 returned last Monday.

All teachers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and face masks are compulsory indoors for teachers and students in Years 7 and up.

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Elective surgery is set to return to NSW public and private hospitals from today.

Australia’s drug regulator will finalise its decision on “booster” shots today to provide extra protection against COVID.

Aged Care residents and frontline workers vaccinated about 6 to 8 months ago are likely to be first in line for the injection.

Former deputy NSW premier John Barilaro will front the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry into Gladys Berejiklian today.

The ICAC is used to consider whether Ms Berejiklian breached public trust or turned a blind eye to alleged corrupt conduct during her relationship.

This week’s witness list also includes Ms Berejiklian, who is scheduled to appear on Thursday and Friday.

Her ex-boyfriend, disgraced former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, is slated for Wednesday.

A majority of Nationals will back a “net zero” emissions target after securing unknown concessions from the Prime Minister.

Cabinet will discuss and ratify the plan at a meeting today.

There are more delays for parcel deliveries.

FedEx workers across the country have walked off the job after talks over a workplace agreement broke down.

Legal heavyweights, researchers and former politicians pushing for new political advertising laws.

The Australia Institute has taken out ads in newspapers – calling for legislation which penalises lies and misleading content in election ads.

The spiritual leader of the world’s 200 million Eastern Orthodox Christians has been hospitalised in Washington DC on the first day of his visit to the US.

Officials say 81-year-old Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is feeling unwell due to the long flight and full event schedule on his arrival in the United States.