Victoria Has Recorded Five New Local COVID-19 Cases [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Victoria Has Recorded Five New Local COVID-19 Cases [Headlines]

Also, Qantas CEO is urging Australian businesses to create rewards for people who get a COVID-19 vaccine. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 31 May 2021News

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

Five new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 have been recorded in Victoria.

Labor MP Bill Shorten said he understands up to two residents of an aged care facility in his electorate have been infected.

The CEO of Qantas is urging Australian businesses to create rewards for people who get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Alan Joyce said the airline wants to offer bonus points and special incentives for their passengers who are vaccinated.

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Public transport passengers are being urged to check for delays, after disruptions in Sydney this morning.

Buses are still replacing Metro North West services between Macquarie Park and Chatswood due to infrastructure repairs.

There are delays on the T2, T3 and T5 lines after signalling issues and an earlier freight train breakdown.

And, buses are replacing some Manly ferries due to the swell.

The battlelines for NSW’s ALP leadership could become clearer today with Kogarah MP Chris Minns likely to nominate for the top job.

Michael Daley has already said he plans to run after Jodi McKay stepped down under pressure last Friday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is holding formal talks with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern today.

COVID-19 is likely to dominate discussions, relations with China is also expected to be on the agenda.

A teenager is due in court today, charged over a brawl in Sydney’s east.

Four teenagers were stabbed during a fight at a house party in Malabar on Saturday night – two remain in a critical condition.