NSW Government to Invest Almost $500 Million on Tackling Domestic Violence [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

NSW Government to Invest Almost $500 Million on Tackling Domestic Violence [Headlines]

Meanwhile, a $5000 one-off payment from the Federal Government will be used to help victims of domestic abuse establish a new life.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 19 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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The NSW Government will invest almost $500 million over four years on tackling domestic violence.

The funding is expected to add another 75 refuges – almost doubling the number in the State.

Meanwhile, a $5000 one-off payment from the Federal Government will be used to help victims of domestic abuse establish a new life.

Australians hoping to leave the country are now able to get their international proof of COVID vaccination.

The document, which can be accessed on the MyGov website, features a personal QR code.

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The Nationals maintain they will not be forced into a corner, when it comes to adopting an emissions reduction target.

The junior Coalition partner and the Liberals hold their joint party room meeting today.

Day two of ICAC hearings into former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will focus on why approval for a grant in the electorate of former MP and her then-boyfriend Daryl Maguire was rushed.

Office of Sport official Michael Toohey said the business case for the $5.5 million grant didn’t stack up.

Police and the mother of a teenager killed in Sydney’s west in August is making a public appeal for new information.

Seven people have been charged over the murder of 16-year-old Jason Gallaghan in Doonside.

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died from complications of COVID-19, aged 84.

General Powell had a distinguished military career before going on to lead the Pentagon and then serving under President George W Bush.

The FBI will support the Haitian authorities efforts to locate and free a group of American Christian missionaries and their families who were abducted on Saturday.

Aid workers and diplomats say air strikes have hit the regional capital of Tigray in northern Ethiopia, killing three people and injuring dozens of others.

A 900-year-old sword believed to have belonged to a Crusader, has been discovered in Israel.

The metre-long sword was found by a diver off the north coast.

It was encrusted with shells, but otherwise in good condition, and will be cleaned and put on display.