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NSW Agriculture Minister Tested COVID-19 Positive [Headlines]

Extra COVID precautions are being taken at NSW parliament while Health Minister Brad Hazzard is in isolation after being identified as a close contact.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 24 Jun 2021News

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

Extra COVID precautions are being taken at NSW parliament after Agriculture Minister Adam Marshal tested positive for COVID-19.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard is in isolation after being identified as a close contact, and said others in government may be effected.

The Opposition’s budget reply speech will not go ahead today as planned.

Health officials are expecting more COVID-19 cases to be confirmed today as they scramble to contain Sydney’s outbreak.

People heading to work this morning will need to wear masks on public transport, and at their workplace.

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All of Greater Sydney is now locked out of Queensland due to Sydney’s growing coronavirus outbreak.

Visitors from Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, cannot enter the state without an exemption.

There were 12 more venues added to a growing list of sites visited by positive COVID cases including a BWS liquor store in Mascot, a United Cinemas in Narellan and the TAFE in Meadowbank.

A number of countries have thrown their support behind Australia’s criticism of the UN, over it’s assessment of the Great Barrier Reef.

The World Heritage Committee – which is chaired by China – claims the Reef is “in danger”.

More money is being committed to fund rebates on zinc phosphide, to help farmers tackle the mouse plague.

A bid to deploy a more powerful poison to treat grain has been rejected by the chemicals regulator.

Australian women with a non-invasive breast cancer will for the first time have access to a test to decide whether radiotherapy is necessary.

The test is being rolled out at GenesisCare Oncology centres around Australia.