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Australia Victorian quarantine failure 'a symptom of the system': Credlin

13:45  30 july  2020
13:45  30 july  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Victoria ’s health minister knew about problems with the hotel quarantine system a month ago, so why wasn’t action taken earlier? “This is a massive failure of the Victorian government, health officials and the police minister” Ms Credlin said. Sky News host Jane Marwick said “stories of security guards

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Sky News host Chris Smith says the security companies employed to oversee the hotel quarantine facilities in Victoria wouldn’t be put in charge of “your kid’s birthday party” let alone a high-risk health service.

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Hotel quarantine staff who were “poorly trained, lowly paid and completely unqualified” have been a major source of the largest COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria “This is really a failure of leadership,” he told Sky News host Peta Credlin . The premier has admitted it was breakdowns in the Victorian hotel

The quarantine system was fully nationalized by 1921 when administration of the last quarantine station was transferred to the federal government. Originally part of the Treasury Department, Quarantine and PHS, its parent organization, became part of the Federal Security Agency in 1939.

“They are the last people in the world you would put in charge of such an onerous responsibility like quarantine,” he said.

His comment comes after Assisting Senior Counsel Tony Neal reported on the findings of the state’s hotel quarantine inquiry saying, “it may even be that every case of COVID-19 in Victoria in recent weeks could be sourced to the hotel quarantine program”.

a group of people standing next to a building © Provided by Sky News Australia

According to Sky News host Peta Credlin, “security firms connected with the failed system in Victoria had prior to this time, plenty of serious concerns with their probity”.

“Hotel quarantine failures in Victoria we haven’t seen anywhere else are because they used a system that we haven’t seen anywhere else”.

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Coronavirus quarantine guards in Melbourne hotels were recruited via WhatsApp, then 'told to bring their own masks' .
Security guards were hired to work at Melbourne's COVID-19 quarantine hotels through a WhatsApp message in a process so murky that one guard didn't even know who she was actually working for.Shayla Shakshi was one of the guards who received a WhatsApp message offering her work as a quarantine security guard in a Melbourne hotel.

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