The Informer: Andrew Constance looks at federal ambitions, NSW sees COVID case plummet | The Canberra Times


NSW Transport Secretary Andrew Constance jumps aboard and announces Sunday that he will be leaving state politics to go to Gilmore’s federal NSW South Coast seat. Mr Constance, a liberal moderate, will step down as Minister for Transport this week and as a member of Bega by the end of the year. It is confirmation that he is not interested in scrapping the NSW Liberal leadership following the sensational firing of Gladys Berejiklian on Friday over an investigation by the corruption watchdog ICAC. “Like so many of us, I am heartbroken for my old friend Gladys Berejiklian,” he said in a statement. In the current COVID number, the ACT registered 38 cases; NSW experienced a significant drop in cases at 667 but reported 10 deaths; Victoria had 1,220 cases and three deaths; while both Queensland and South Australia had no new cases. The big NRL final between the Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs starts on schedule in Brisbane, with Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk saying she will join the big game herself as long as no other commitments arise. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has warned that there could be between 1,300 and 2,600 missed or undiagnosed breast cancers due to delays in diagnosis and treatment due to the pandemic. Victorian intensive care nurses urged residents of the state to get vaccinated, having witnessed people in hospital begging for vaccinations when it was too late. And in international headlines, London police officers continue to try to regain the trust of English women after the murder of Sarah Everard by an on-duty officer, as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he is leaving politics. Did you know that you can receive this daily summary by email? Sign up here THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW:



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