Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 76 new Covid cases, NSW reports nine and Qld eight as 1m jobs lost

Five of NSW’s new cases linked to Concord hospital and 23 more NDIS participants test positive for Covid in Victoria. Follow the latest news and updates today

8.00am BST

Sydneysiders, rejoice. The Sydney Opera House will reopen its harbourside restaurants the Opera Bar and the Opera Kitchen from tomorrow. They have been closed since March.

Opera house CEO Louise Herron said:

The reopening of two of our popular dining venues is a positive first step in our phased approach to resuming events and experiences across the site.

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. We look forward to welcoming people back to our theatres, tours, other dining venues and shops soon and will provide more detail in the coming weeks.

7.47am BST

Rudd also gave his thoughts on the destruction of Juukan Gorge, saying Rio Tinto “will soon be known in Australia as Rio TNT”.

I think, for Rio Tinto, it has blown up its own reputation as anything approximating a responsible corporate citizen in Australia…

So, for the company, they should be hauled over the coals. If there’s a fining regime in place it should be deployed. The executives responsible for this decision should no longer be executives….

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 76 new Covid cases, NSW reports nine and Qld eight as 1m jobs lost ———

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