NSW Premier is Disappointed Sydney has Missed Out on Federal Government Tourism Support [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

NSW Premier is Disappointed Sydney has Missed Out on Federal Government Tourism Support [Headlines]

New South Wales tourism operators are calling for government support to be expanded. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 12 Mar 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she’s disappointed Sydney’s tourism sector has missed out on support in the Federal Government’s latest package.

New South Wales operators are calling for support to be expanded.

Experts say the evidence shows the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine is safe, despite some European countries temporarily suspending its use.

Denmark, Iceland and Norway have put a short pause on distribution as a precaution because of reports about blood clots in some recipients.

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New rules are now in place for people who arrive in New South Wales from New Zealand.

Anyone who has been to Auckland in the past 14 days can enter without going into hotel quarantine but must self-isolate until they receive a negative COVID test.

A man has been killed when his truck crashed into a rock wall on Pennant Hills Road.

The westbound M2 off ramp to Pennant Hills road is expected to remain closed for some time.

In Sydney’s south-west, 540 roosters have been seized as part of investigations into an illegal cockfighting syndicate.

Cockfighting paraphernalia was also found on the Horsley Park property yesterday.

34 men are already before the courts.

Criminals have been put on notice that authorities will have more power to seize their property and assets.

The NSW Government has granted the Crime Commission new authority to confiscate assets associated with serious organised crime.

Recovery from bushfires and the response to COVID are expected to be on the agenda of parliamentary estimates hearings today.

RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers, Resilience New South Wales chief Shane Fitzsimmons and police commissioner Mick Fuller are all due to give evidence.

The Duke of Cambridge is rejecting racism allegations levelled at the Royal family in a TV interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

Prince William says he hasn’t spoken to his brother since the interview aired earlier this week.