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Australian government acted with ‘hubris’ before Victoria’s aged care outbreak, inquiry told – The Guardian

Royal commission hears federal authorities failed to learn lessons from coronavirus cases in NSW nursing homes

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The federal government acted with self-congratulation and hubris by not learning lessons and not preparing Victoria for its devastating outbreak of coronavirus in aged care, a royal commission has heard.
The counsel assisting the commission, Peter Rozen QC, delivered the strong criticism in his closing remarks to a week of emergency hearings, called to examine how the coronavirus pandemic entered Australias nursing homes.
So far there have been 220 deaths of aged care residents due to Covid-19…

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