how politicscan corrupt
Every Victorian knows that politics has contaminated the hotel quarantine process and the way the state-wide lockdown was ordered and enforced. Central to the hotel quarantine outbreak was the use of private security companies rather than police, corrections officers and ADF.
So what went wrong in Victoria?
Well, it matters which security firms you choose and why you chose them.
In Victoria, the security firms used for hotel quarantine were scrutinised and vetoed by Trades Hall. See evidence here
To put it another way, the Department’s own documents show that union bosses helped choose who would get these multi-million-dollar security contracts. These union bosses were unelected and not part of any government Department. So why did they get a say, and why did they favour some security firms over others?