April 19, 2021

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Australia news live: New Zealand to announce Covid travel bubble; Turnbull dropped from NSW climate change board

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In arts news, the Sydney Opera House announced today that its pandemic digital pivot, From Our House to Yours, a program of live-streamed performances and digital alternatives to in-person events, will essentially become permanent.

The SOH has developed a new streaming platform – called, well, Stream – on which they will host arts documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage, provide video and audio content for children, and livestream author talks and concerts. They also promise to trawl through their archives for works that could do with a rewatch.

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Traditional owners and representatives from Aboriginal Victoria are visiting a site in southwest Victoria today where a 1,500-year-old Aboriginal site has reportedly been half-destroyed to make way for a path.

The 176-metre long Kuyang Stone Arrangement at Lake Bolac is a ceremonial and meeting site for the Eastern Maar and Gunditj Mirring traditional owners. The rocks are arranged in the shape of an eel, the animal which underpinned the local economy — the site is about 100km from Budj Bim National Park, where the world-heritage listed Gunditjamara eel traps are located.

We are aware of allegations of harm to an Aboriginal site known as the Kuyang Stone Arrangement in South West Victoria.

We are working with the Registered Aboriginal Party – Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation – to investigate these allegations.

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