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O'Brien - Statement from the Leader of the Opposition

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Tuesday 11 August

Statement from the Leader of the Opposition, Michael O’Brien

Premier Daniel Andrews has lied to the Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, which is set up to ensure accountability and transparency.

When questioned by the committee, Daniel Andrews said there was no ADF support on offer to help the Victorian Government manage its hotel quarantine program. But a statement by the Federal Defence Minister clarified that multiple offers were made and rejected by Andrews.

The Andrews Labor Government has lied to Parliament and lied to Victorians.

It was the Victorian Labor Government’s decision to snub ADF support for hotel quarantine.

This dishonest attempt to cover up Labor’s hotel quarantine scandal shows that Daniel Andrews is only interested in protecting his miserable government, not in telling the truth.