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Ministers claim they were in the dark as hotel quarantine program went wrong – The Age

Senior Andrews government ministers have admitted they had little or no knowledge of key decisions about the ill-fated hotel quarantine program until after they were made.



Ms Peake, whose Department of Health and Human Services was the control agency for the crisis, was subjected to several hours of sometimes hostile questioning on Wednesday afternoon. At her second appearance before the inquiry, the department secretary said she had not told Ms Mikakos about three reports that identified problems with the hotel quarantine program.
The first was an email by Public Health Commander Finn Romanes, backed by Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton, showing concerns about “…

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