Plan to Open Further at 80 Per Cent: COVID Crisis Cabinet Key Focus Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Plan to Open Further at 80 Per Cent: COVID Crisis Cabinet Key Focus Today [Headlines]

It's expected discussions will include increasing crowds at sporting events, and caps for weddings and funerals. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 24 Sep 2021News

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

The plan to open further at 80 per cent fully vaccinated will be a key focus at today’s meeting of COVID crisis cabinet.

It’s expected discussions will include increasing crowds at sporting events, and caps for weddings and funerals.

But there is no guarantee there will be freedoms for the unvaccinated.

The NSW Treasurer said the Government is working on a COVID-safe plan so the 9pm New Year’s Eve fireworks can go ahead.

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Hundreds of international students could start arriving in New South Wales by the end of the year.

The plan will initially require all incoming students to have had a TGA-recognised vaccine, meaning those from China and Nepal may miss out.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is urging banks, super funds and insurers not to abandon the mining industry during the economic transition to lower emissions.

But he said businesses that recognise climate change triggered trends will have the most promising futures.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wrapped up talks with his Indian counterpart in the United States.

They discussed regional and global developments on the sidelines of the quad meeting, which will be held in Washington DC tomorrow.

Sydney residents can expect another smoky day, as hazard reduction burns are carried out on the Northern Beaches.