Hotel Quarantine Among Key Issues at National Cabinet Meeting Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Hotel Quarantine Among Key Issues at National Cabinet Meeting Today [Headlines]

There's a push for a central quarantine facility to be established in a remote part of Australia. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 5 Feb 2021News

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

Some premiers will use today’s National Cabinet meeting to argue for an overhaul of the hotel quarantine system, including greater federal responsibility.

There’s a push for a central quarantine facility to be established in a remote part of Australia.

The leaders will also receive an update on the state of the economy and vaccine rollout.

Gamblers in New South Wales lost more than $2 billion to slot machines in clubs from June to November last year.

That’s up seven per cent on the same period in 2019.

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More than 90,000 cars are being recalled in the Australia due to the risk of an engine fire.

A fault has been identified in a circuit board in Hyundai Tuscon models sold between 2015 and 2021.

Businesses will be called on to drive Australia’s transition to electric vehicles.

The Morrison government is set to pump millions of dollars into businesses willing to buy electric vehicles and install charging infrastructure for their staff.

US President Joe Biden has called on Myanmar’s military to relinquish power.

In his first foreign policy address, Mr Biden also says he plans to increase the number of refugees allowed into the US.

Sydney has been crowned as one of the healthiest cities in the world.

It ranked second behind Amsterdam when things like life expectancy, happiness, access to outdoor activity and working hours were included.

Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley says he’s confident there are no further cases of COVID-19 linked to the Australian Open and it’s expected to go ahead as scheduled next week.

Tennis matches in Melbourne will resume today with the ATP Cup and Summer Series to get back underway.