Live: NSW Now: Bondi Beach may reopen to swimmers and surfers, supermarket staff assaulted in Western Sydney

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Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Bondi Beach could reopen

Bondi Beach could be opened for swimmers and surfers shortly, following suit with other beaches in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Waverley Council is in talks with the State Government and NSW Police about partially reopening Bondi Beach for exercise.

The beach has been off limits for weeks in the wake of thousands of people flouting coronavirus social-distancing laws.

The latest comments are a backflip, with Waverley Council yesterday saying it has “no intention” of reopening Bondi Beach.

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Supermarket staff assaulted

A man has been charged after a security guard and two employees were assaulted at a supermarket in Western Sydney.

The 27-year-old man was shopping at a Merrylands supermarket on Sunday when he allegedly abused customers.

Police alleged he then pushed a staff member after he was asked to stop.

When the man was asked to leave, he allegedly spat at a security guard before punching him in the face.

NSW Parliament recalled for rent relief


The sitting will see the NSW rental eviction moratorium debated. (AAP: Mick Tsikas)

The State Government will recall parliament a four months early to pass critical rental relief legislation for tenants and landlords hit by the coronavirus lockdown.

State Parliament wasn’t due to sit until September, but a scaled-back sitting has been scheduled for May 11 to debate the rental package.

The $440 million package will provide rent relief through a mix of land tax breaks and rebates and will include a moratorium on evictions if tenants can’t pay their rent.

NSW Labor said it backed the package, but said it would only help about 16 per cent of landlords and it should include rental subsidies.

Alleged peeper faces court

A man will appear in court today after he was charged with peeping through a window at a sleeping woman in Sydney’s inner west last month.

About 2:00am on March 31, a woman woke up and found a man staring at her through the window of her Stanmore bedroom.

Police said she alerted her housemates and they observed the man walking in-and-out of other neighbouring properties.

The incident was reported and a 51-year-old was charged with peeping and trespassing.

Man stabbed in Fairfield

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in Sydney’s west overnight.

Just after 9:00pm, police were called to a property in Fairfield after reports of a domestic incident.

A 58-year-old man was found with a stab wound in his back and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The alleged offender, known to the victim, fled the scene before police stopped him in his car at a nearby intersection.

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