NSW Opposition and Greens Have Slammed New Proposed Koala Protection Laws [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

NSW Opposition and Greens Have Slammed New Proposed Koala Protection Laws [Headlines]

Increased protection will be given to koalas where it's most needed, but there will be exemptions for farming and forestry land. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 9 Mar 2021News

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

The NSW State Opposition and Greens have slammed new proposed koala protection laws.

Increased protection will be given to koalas where it’s most needed, but there will be exemptions for farming and forestry land.

Business will be given an extra $1.2 billion to help hire 70,000 new apprentices.

The move is an extension of a program announced last October, designed to prevent a youth unemployment crisis.

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More plans are being developed to encourage workers back into Sydney’s CBD.

Some State Government departments are now requiring their staff to be in the office at least three days a week.

Policies including green dots to cap passenger numbers on public transport are currently being reviewed.

More than 10,000 oversized vehicles have been caught illegally avoiding the NorthConnex tunnel.

An indefinite amnesty means none of them have been fined, only issued with a warning.

Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief says they stopped an Australian adviser to the deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from fleeing the country.

He says the detention of Sean Turnell has led to a bounty of secret state financial information.

Meanwhile, thousands have defied curfews overnight and taken to the streets, following the deaths of three more anti-coup protesters.

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Buckingham Palace is yet to respond to claims by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of racism.

During a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed an unnamed royal raised concerns about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be.