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The Update

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The Update from Nova Podcasts brings you the latest Australian and world news: from politics to sport and entertainment headlines. Listen to us in your smart speaker by asking for: Nova news flash briefing.
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Tougher COVID restrictions are now in place for Greater Sydney and other parts of NSW as authorities work to contain the latest outbreak. The latest vaccine rollout plan released by the Federal Government reveals the locally made Astra Zeneca formula will be phased out after October. The Tamil family caught up in a legal dispute over their refugee status has been granted a reprieve. In sport, the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne City will be played in Melbourne. And in entertainment news, Vanessa Bryant and her children have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the chopper company involved in Kobe's death last year. See for privacy information.
A flight between New Zealand and NSW has been added tot he Covid-19 exposure sites list, sparking a pause on the Trans-Tasman bubble. Victoria declares 7 Sydney LGA's as 'Red Zones' as the Sydney cluster grows to 21 cases. Controversial swimmer Sun Yang has been banned for four years. The role of Snow White has been cast for Disney's upcoming live action remake.   See for privacy information.
Sydneysiders will be forced to wear masks indoors for at least another week, as the Bondi COVID cluster grows to 21. There's been a big uptick in the number of COVID vaccines administered in the past 24 hours, with more than 128,000 people rolling up their sleeves. Serious driving charges laid against the daughter of neurosurgeon Charlie Teo suddenly dropped, on the first day of her trial. In sport, Sydney AFL teams fly out of NSW and into a Victorian hub to avoid any border or quarantine issues related to Sydney's COVID outbreak. And in entertainment news, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have reportedly called it quits again. See for privacy information.
The AMA has urged Aussies not to cancel their second AstraZeneca vaccination. The NZ Travel Bubble will re-open to Victoria at midnight tonight. Tokyo Olympics given green light for up to 10,000 local spectators. Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson has been hit by a car. See for privacy information.
New federal Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says he's humbled to return to the party's top job following a successful leadership spill, which saw Michael McCormack removed. Canberra will look to boost the number of Pfizer COVID doses available across the country to ensure there are enough jabs to cover younger Aussies. Police have handed over their brief of evidence in the Britany Higgins rape case with prosecutors to now decide whether or not to lay charges. A-League officials yet to decide on a venue for this weekend's Grand Final between Sydney FC and Melbourne City. And Katy Perry celebrates the first Father's Day since she and Orlando Bloom welcomed their daughter. See for privacy information.
National Cabinet will meet this morning to discuss the vaccine rollout. Updates on the Covid-19 cases in NSW and Queensland. Sydney FC is through to the A-League Grand Final. Famous faces in the U.K. and the U.S. celebrate Father's Day. See for privacy information.
NSW health has listed more Covid exposure sites stemming from the Bondi Junction outbreak An alert has been issued after a one-year-old girl was taken from a home in Logan - in Queensland Champagne prices in Australia set to rise The NRL is investigating, after Canberra illegally used its 18th man in the loss to the Dragons.   See for privacy information.
The WHO says the Delta variant of Covid 19 is becoming the globally dominant strain of the disease 1000 people in Sydney isolating as work continues to stop the spread of Covid in Sydney's east A new study indicates almost 60 per cent of Australians who have high blood pressure are not receiving medical treatment for the condition Geelong win a nailbiter over the Bulldogs in the AFL  See for privacy information.
Government Reports Mass Cancellations At Vaccine Centres Sydney's Covid Cluster Grows To Four Sweeping Changes to Superannuation And Woolworths Taken To Court By Fair Work Ombudsman See for privacy information.
Victoria is enjoying some freedom with the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. NSW Health has added new exposure sites to the list with three confirmed cases in Sydney. Lifting of the Astra Zeneca age-bracket to cause more hesitancy towards the jab. The Olympic swim trials have wrapped-up in Adelaide. See for privacy information.
The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to people below the aged of 60  More exposure sites have been added to the NSW list  And The treasurer says today's jobless data has "smashed expectations".   See for privacy information.
NSW Health confirms a second person has tested positive to Covid-19 in Sydney's East. Melbourne gets ready for more Covid-19 restrictions to ease from midnight tonight. Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden have a four-hour chat. McKeon, Campbell and Huni are off the the Tokyo Olympics. See for privacy information.
Covid alert issued for a string of venues in Sydney after Eastern Suburbs man tests positive. Melbourne residents eager to head to the snow will have to take a Covid test before they hit the slopes. And Russell Crowe has unveiled plans to build a new film studio on the NSW mid north coast See for privacy information.
Free trade deal between Australia and the UK could take tariffs up to 15 years to be removed. Further easing of Melbourne Covid restrictions to be discussed at National Cabinet. Tamil asylum-seeker family from Queensland has been reunited in Perth.  The Socceroos are through to the next stage of qualifying for the World Cup. Russell Crowe is opening up a movie studio near the Big Banana. See for privacy information.
There have been two new cases of Covid 19 reported in Victoria the federal government believes asylum seeker boats will restart, if it allows a Tamil family to settle permanently in Australia And The bubble between Australia and New Zealand has led to a spike in short-term travel.   See for privacy information.
A Tamil asylum-seeking family from Biloela could be released from Christmas Island as early as today. Scott Morrison has met with Boris Johnson to discuss a trade deal. Ariarne Titmus swims within 0.11 seconds of world record at Olympic trials. Bennifer have been spotted sharing a kiss.   See for privacy information.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT on the verge of announcing a Tamil family can stay in AUSTRALIA! Covid Vaccination Programme expanded to Home Visits Tragedy strikes Desert Race in NT WA outlaws Gel Blasters See for privacy information.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will return to work at the end of June after a serious spinal injury The PM meets with US president Joe Biden at the G7 summit The Queen celebrates her birthday in another subdued event due to the pandemic The French Open women's final See for privacy information.
The U-K PM has opened the first roundtable discussion at the G-7 Summit - Scott Morrison was a tad late after his plane was diverted due to heavy fog A flood watch remains for the Victorian region of GIPPSLAND with residents being told to be prepare for evacuation A report is being prepared for the Coroner - after the death of controversial businessman Geoffrey Edelsten aged 78  Hawthorn causes an AFL boilover - beating Sydney See for privacy information.
The Federal Government ordered to pay 112 Million Dollars In Compensation The P-M Touches Down in U-K for G7 Summit Record Number of Aussies Vaccinated Against Covid In Last 24hrs And.. Shark Attack In W-A See for privacy information.
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