Universities and HSC Authorities Reach Deal to Ensure Exams Can Proceed [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

Universities and HSC Authorities Reach Deal to Ensure Exams Can Proceed [Headlines]

New HSC timetable will be released today. Also NSW support package to include infrastructure, mental health and school students wellbeing.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 10 Sep 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

A compromise deal has been reached between the universities and HSC authorities, to ensure the exams can proceed.

The new HSC timetable will be released today.

Infrastructure, mental health and support for school students will be at the centre of a support package to help the New South Wales economy recover.

Treasury officials are drafting the measurers expected to be announced as restrictions ease in mid-October.

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Parts of regional New South Wales that have little or no COVID infections will come out of lockdown tonight.

That includes the Riverina, border regions including Albury, parts for the north, the North Coast and the Mid North Coast.

A new vaccination blitz is underway at Qudos Bank Arena in Homebush.

Anyone over 18 can turn up to receive the AstraZeneca COVID jab and, while bookings are encouraged, appointments can be made on-the-spot.

Four arborists previously fined for travelling from Sydney to lake Macquarie without a permit have been charged again for the same reason.

An additional 292,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine arrived in Sydney on a flight from the UK.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses group has now joined the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse.

The group is among 34 institutions that have now joined, allowing survivors to have their applications processed.

A flight containing dozens of foreign nationals has left Kabul airport – the first to depart since US forces withdrew.

Researchers say a study on alcohol-free wine debunks any myth that alcohol has health benefits.

They have found the zero-alcohol wine has the same heart benefits as the full-strength alternative, indicating that the grapes are responsible.