Victoria COVID LIVE updates: Southbank apartment building among Melbourne’s latest exposure sites

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Leading Australian CEO says border bans forced her to quit global role

Fiona Reynolds may not be a household name in Australia but the effects of her work are evident across the globe and in boardrooms of some of the world’s biggest carbon-emitting companies.

As chief executive of the London-based Principles for Responsible Investment, she has turned mainstream a once-niche drive to force some of the world’s largest investors to spend their trillions on sustainable projects, as well as encouraging banks to refrain from financing new fossil fuel projects.

Fiona Reynolds in London in June.Credit:Liliana Zaharia

Reynolds, originally from Melbourne, planned to clock up at least a decade in the global role that she started in 2013, but five weeks ago her father suffered a stroke.

“I couldn’t get home to see him before he died,” she said. “You can’t even guarantee you can get a flight.

“I realise I’m not the only person who has been in this situation but it does make you think – Australia’s not changing anything, so what am I going to do?”

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Holiday plans in limbo amid uncertainty on COVID restrictions

Two weeks out from the school holidays, health authorities are refusing to commit to which coronavirus restrictions will be eased and interstate tourism bodies are warning of more losses brought on by the uncertainty around Victoria’s continuing lockdown.

Victorian tourism operators are looking forward to an influx of visitors once Melbourne removes its 25-kilometre travel restriction as many anxious holidaymakers are expected to forgo their traditional winter Queensland break because of booking uncertainty.

Shoppers with masks at South Melbourne Market yesterday as Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions continued. Credit:Wayne Taylor

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This morning’s headlines at a glance

Good morning and thanks for joining us. It’s Monday, June 14. I’m Broede Carmody.

A Southbank apartment building that houses busy restaurants and cafes is among Melbourne’s latest exposure sites. Freshwater Place in Southbank is listed as a tier 2 exposure site, with several exposure periods dating back to Wednesday, June 9.

Freshwater Place on Southbank has been named a COVID-19 exposure site. Credit:Craig Sillitoe

A Medibank in Docklands has been added as an area of concern. As has a Woolworths, community hub and McDonald’s in Southbank.

Victoria reported just one new case of coronavirus in the community on Sunday, which health authorities have linked to a previous outbreak in an aged care home in Melbourne’s west. We’ll bring you today’s numbers as soon as they land.

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