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‘Is that what we doing?’: Confusion over ADF at top level of Andrews government – The Age

Text messages from Police Minister Lisa Neville revealed at the hotel quarantine inquiry show how disorganised the government was when it came to calling in the…

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Mr Crisp replied, “Yes I was advised that is what’s happening” and troops would be “monitoring compliance requirements”. The ADF presence was “very much as an interim option while other options including police/PSOs is explored”, Mr Crisp said.
Ms Neville wrote back: Not sure what they do at hotels given no one leaves!! And they have no powers. She then suggested Mr Crisp should brief Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton before he appeared on radio that morning.
Mr Crisp rescinded the request to t…

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