Protests Around Australia Today After Recent Allegation of Sexual Assault Within Parliament [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Protests Around Australia Today After Recent Allegation of Sexual Assault Within Parliament [Headlines]

Organisers have rejected an invitation from the Prime Minister to meet him behind closed doors to discuss their concerns. And other top news.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 15 Mar 2021News

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

Thousands are expected to turn out at protests across the country today, in the wake of recent allegations of sexual assault within Federal Parliament.

Organisers have rejected an invitation from the Prime Minister to meet him behind closed doors to discuss their concerns.

The New South Wales Opposition is doubling down on calls for security guards working in quarantine hotels to be made full-time.

It comes after a security guard who worked at two hotels, as well as in an office, tested positive to COVID-19.

New South Wales Health authorities are scrambling to confirm the source of the new COVID-19 infection.

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Health alerts have been issued for several venues, including Pancakes on the Rocks at Beverley Hills.

NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay is under pressure after internal party polling showed a drop in support for the party – it is the worst result in 120 years.

The poll predicts the party’s vote has fallen to just below 24 per cent.

At least 39 people have been killed in the latest clashes against last month’s military coup in Myanmar.

Security forces fired on protesters who were armed with sticks in Yangon.

A US agency that normally deals with major emergencies and natural disasters has been brought in to help care for the rising numbers of migrant children arriving at the border with Mexico.

Hundreds of children are arriving each day.

A P-plater is in hospital, after crashing a high powered vehicle into a power pole at Mount Druitt last night.

Former Prime Minister John Howard is adding his voice to calls for more to be done to reduce concussion risks in sport.

A video featuring high-profile sports stars is being released today to mark the start of Brain Awareness Week.

Evidence shows people who suffer repeated head injuries are at risk of a dementia syndrome and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).