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Posted by on June 2, 2020 7:31 pm
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Industrial relations roundtables begin today in Sydney with an agenda to regrow the jobs Australians have lost as a result of Covid-19. Follow live

12.28am BST

New South Wales police minister David Elliott was asked about whether the young Indigenous boy who was tripped by a police officer and slammed face-first on the ground. He said that he would “see what the professional standards review comes up with”

I was just as disturbed about the threat from a young person to physically assault a police officer as I was with the response from the police officer.

Related: Sydney police officer under investigation after slamming Indigenous boy face-first on to pavement

It’s an unfortunate situation. I don’t want to see any young person physically apprehended for doing anything and I certainly don’t want to see any police officer physically threatened with violence. I’m happy that the commissioner has taken ownership of this. He’s going to ensure there is a thorough investigation and review and if… If I can do anything to assist either the family reinstate their relationship with the local police – which I understand is very strong, because the boy is involved with PCYC – then I’ll happily do that.

12.22am BST

In case you missed it last night, Ben Butler has an update on where the Virgin bid is at:

The two remaining contenders to buy stricken airline Virgin Australia now face a race against time to secure a binding deal – and potentially a government bailout – before the end of the month.

Related: Two remaining bidders for Virgin Australia face race against time to complete deal

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