Leading Christian Charity Says Australian Government's $25 Extra a Week JobSeeker is Not Enough [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Leading Christian Charity Says Australian Government’s $25 Extra a Week JobSeeker is Not Enough [Headlines]

St Vincent de Paul says the Government's permanent rise in JobSeeker payments will leave thousands of people in poverty. And other top news.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 24 Feb 2021

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

The NSW Premier is meeting with health officials and senior ministers today to discuss ways to speed-up the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has indicated the rollout could occur faster than planned, depending on the supply chain.

A leading Christian charity is calling for the Federal Government to set up an advisory group on income support.

St Vincent de Paul says the Government’s permanent rise in JobSeeker payments of $25 a week is not enough and will leave thousands of people in poverty.

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A woman has been seriously injured in an assault at a luxury hotel in Sydney’s CBD.

A crime scene has been set up at the Primus Hotel on Pitt Street.

A teenager has been stabbed with a machete during a home invasion at Bonnyrigg Heights, in Sydney’s south-west early this morning.

The 17-year-old boy has undergone surgery and is in a serious but stable condition.

$1 billion is being set aside to boost Sydney’s train services in the next three years.

Extra services will run through the Inner West and T8 Airport lines every week.

Australia and Canada have agreed to coordinate efforts to get web giants to pay for news.

Facebook has agreed to pay for news content after negotiating amendments to the Federal Government’s media bargaining code legislation.

The PGA is offering support and prayers to American golfing great Tiger Woods.

Woods is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles.

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip will remain in hospital in London for a few more days.

He’s being treated for an infection.