Not above the law
800 Victoriansdied because the
the workplacesafety laws were broken
Labor’s hotel quarantine outbreak led to the deaths of more than 800 people and saw 6.4 million Victorians locked up for months. The deadly outbreak wasn’t bad luck. It was the result of breaches of Victoria’s workplace safety laws.
The hotels where overseas travelers were required to stay are workplaces, just like any other workplace in Australia. Rather than being run by a shopkeeper, or a corporation, these workplaces were run by politicians and bureaucrats.
When it comes to the law, it doesn’t matter who is running the workplace. All that matters is how the workplaces are run. These workplaces were legally required to ensure the safety of all Victorians.
The politicians and bureaucrats failed, with deadly and devastating consequences.