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‘Dream’ security firm not backed by unions, hotel inquiry hears – The Age

A security company linked to COVID-19 outbreaks in hotel quarantine was not approved for state contracts, yet was hired because it met social-inclusion goals, a quarantine inquiry has heard.

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Unified Security was one of three businesses, along with Wilson Security and MSS Security, employed by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions to enforce hotel quarantine.
Unified Security has come under scrutiny in the Victorian inquiry into the quarantine program, with evidence it subcontracted work to guards who were not trained in infection control and then contracted the virus while working at the Rydges on Swanston.
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