October 23, 2021

Australia news live: NSW issues alert for Melbourne Holiday Inn guests after two more Covid cases

Residents of airport quarantine hotel transferred to Pullman after three people tested positive after working...

Residents of airport quarantine hotel transferred to Pullman after three people tested positive after working of staying there. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

11.15pm GMT

Crawford is asked about Bergin’s recommendations and whether they will be implemented.

I think most of the experts say that you can’t self-regulate in an industry like this. It’s clearly a possible target for organised crime. And we’ve got that in spades. It’s quite breathtaking what we’ve seen

So we’ve got to move quickly, and I think that her recommendations… my early indications were Government are that they’re very accepting of her recommendations. That obviously needs to go to cabinet, but I’m getting a lot of good noise that is they think that it is appropriate.”

11.13pm GMT

Meanwhile, Crawford continues, saying that Crown is now “under the cosh” to sort this out quickly.

“I don’t have a time frame but you will recall that the liquor licences granted for Barangaroo expire at the end of April. And they do expire. And so, we’re under the cosh.

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