Red Poppies Light Up Opera House for Remembrance Day [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Red Poppies Light Up Opera House for Remembrance Day [Headlines]

Red poppies have lit up the Sydney Opera House to mark 2021 Remembrance Day commemorations across the country.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 11 Nov 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

Red poppies have lit up the Opera House to mark Remembrance Day commemorations across the country.

For the first time in more than two decades, Australia is commemorating Remembrance Day while not currently involved in an active conflict.

All states and territories will fall silent at 11am to remember those who died in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations.

Australia is set to be among a handful of countries urged to set more ambitious 20-30 carbon emissions reduction targets.

A draft position paper released at the UN climate summit in Glasgow called for coal and fossil fuel subsidies to be phased out.

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China and the United States have issued a rare joint statement – setting out plans to work together to combat global warming.

Emergency authorities are urging residents across parts of NSW to finalise their flood plans with torrential rain expected along the east coast.

Many towns in the state’s north are on flood watch.

The SES has thousands of volunteers on stand-by and has deployed strike teams in preparation.

Assistant Commissioner Dean Storey says that the downpours are expected to trigger dangerous flash flooding.

Parents and doctors are calling for more widespread rapid antigen testing to reduce the number of school children forced into isolation.

Education Department data shows in the past month more than 270 schools and 300 childcare centres have been forced to close due to COVID-19 exposures.

An accused drug lord is expected to be extradited to New South Wales, after being caught at the Queensland border.

Mostafa Baluch was found in a Mercedes being transported across the border on the back of a truck after skipping bail two weeks ago.

 

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