Flood watch as the east coast is drenched

    enJune 07, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • NSW Floods and Visa ChangesNSW faces heavy rain and flooding causing evacuations and damage, while visa regulations are tightened in response to controversy, prioritizing community protection. Over 49 people rescued, several visas cancelled, suspicious fires, and unexpected sports upsets.

      New South Wales is dealing with heavy rain and flooding, leading to evacuations and damage, while the state also faces other challenges. Visa regulations are being tightened in response to controversy, with several visas being cancelled. Criminal activity and suspicious fires continue to pose threats, and a high-profile superyacht has become stuck for the second time. In sports news, there's a call for the return of a key player for the Origin series, and there's been an unexpected upset in the T20 World Cup. The immigration minister, Andrew Giles, announced changes to visa regulations, prioritizing the protection of the Australian community. This comes after scrutiny of the Department of Home Affairs and several decisions to allow foreign born criminals to stay in Australia. More than 49 people were rescued from floodwaters overnight, and rain has lashed the state for the past 24 hours, with warnings in place across Sydney and the state's south. In Melbourne, another tobacco store was set alight overnight, and the fire has now been deemed suspicious by officials. Clive Palmer's $40 million superyacht has become stuck on a sandbank on the Gold Coast for the second time in 8 months. Calls are growing for New South Wales to recall Lottrell Mitchell to keep the Origin series alive, as he's seen as a moment's player who could make a big impact. And in sports news, there's been a massive upset in the T20 World Cup, with the USA beating Pakistan.

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