Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases and NSW seven

Victoria reports no deaths; South Australia to open borders to flights from the ACT. Follow all today’s news

6.50am BST

Ibac, Victoria’s independent police oversight agency, says it will investigate the Epping police incident from Sunday.

That’s the incident where police officer allegedly stomped on the head of a mentally ill man. That man was also hit by a police car.

The community is rightfully concerned if someone is injured during an interaction with police.

Given the potentially serious nature of this incident, IBAC has determined it is in the public interest to independently investigate this matter.

6.44am BST

Labor’s social services spokeswoman, Linda Burney, has commented on a new Deloitte report warning the plan to taper then scrap the coronavirus supplement could cost 145,000 jobs.

We covered that report here.

Now is not the time for the government to be withdrawing economic support – the country is in a recession.

Prematurely winding back support will cost jobs and hurt the economy.

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus Australia live update: regional Victoria restrictions to ease as state records 42 Covid cases and NSW seven