Sydney Independent Schools Cancel In-Person HSC Trials, Opting for Assessments Online [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Sydney Independent Schools Cancel In-Person HSC Trials, Opting for Assessments Online [Headlines]

Unit complex in Sydney's south-west has been locked down after several residents tested positive to COVID-19, and 150 new venues have been listed as Covid exposure sites.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 4 Aug 2021News

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

A unit complex in Campbelltown, in Sydney’s south-west, has been locked down after several residents tested positive to COVID-19. 

Police are guarding the building.

More than 150 new venues have been listed as Covid exposure sites.

Anyone at The World of Fruit in Campsie over seven days to the 25th of July is considered a close contact.

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Dozens of independent schools in Sydney have cancelled in-person HSC trials, opting instead to hold assessments online.

A husband and wife have been charged with breaching the health orders in Sydney’s inner west.

Police say a 55-year-old man became abusive after being asked to check in with a QR code at a bank in Ashfield yesterday afternoon.

Police are launching a fresh appeal to try and identify a man whose body was found in bag at Tumbulgum, on the state’s Far North Coast, nine years ago.

An artist’s impression of the victim has been released in the hopes of identifying him.

A record number of people left the nation’s capital cities at the start of this year.

Bureau of Statistics data shows a net 11,800 moved to the regions in the three months to March, with Sydney and Melbourne facing the biggest exodus.

Overseas

Police in the eastern European country of Georgia have launched an investigation into the murder of an Australian woman.

Shanae Brooke Edwards’ body was found in woodlands in Tbilisi last Saturday after she disappeared while hiking.

Afghanistan’s Defence Minister has survived an armed attack on his home in Kabul.

Security forces say they’ve killed all of the attackers, but at least three other people were killed and seven wounded.

US President Joe Biden has called on New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, to resign after an investigation found he sexually harassed multiple women.

One year on from the deadly blast in Beirut, a Catholic charity is calling for prayer for the people of Lebanon.

Aid to the Church in Need says many remain homeless and jobless, without enough money to buy food and basic needs.

In Olympic action

Australia’s men’s basketball team have booked a semi-final showdown with Team USA

The Kookaburras are through to the gold medal match in the men’s hockey after defeating Germany 3-1.

But The Stingers Olympic dream is over, going down to Russia 9-8 in their women’s water polo quarter final.