Perrottet and Stokes Vie for NSW Top Job in Party Meeting Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Perrottet and Stokes Vie for NSW Top Job in Party Meeting Today [Headlines]

While Mr Perrottet is expected to win, Mr Stokes said he's contesting the vote because MPs have a right to be given a choice.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 5 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

Dominic Perrottet and Rob Stokes will vie for the job of NSW Premier when the Liberal Party room meets this morning.

Both are committed men of Christian faith. While Mr Perrottet is expected to win, Mr Stokes said he’s contesting the vote because MPs have a right to be given a choice.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pointed to the resignation of Gladys Berejiklian as a reason not to introduce a New South Wales style federal corruption commission.

Mr Morrison said processes need to assume people are innocent before they’re thought to be guilty.

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The lawyer for Hillsong founder and pastor Brian Houston has entered a plea of not guilty in a Sydney court, today.

The 67-year-old is accused of concealing child sex abuse by his late father in the 1970s.

Shortly after being charged, Houston vehemently professed his innocence, saying he has always been transparent about the matter.

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have gone offline for users across the globe as the social media giant works on restoring its services.

The cause is not immediately clear.

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Drivers are being reminded school zones are back in place across the State.

The 40km/per hour limit is now in effect as the new school term begins, despite most students being weeks away from returning to the classroom.