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The Andrews Government spent more on its own lawyers than it did for the hotel quarantine inquiry itself. Photo: AAP/James Ross
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Andrews Govt paid its lawyers $7m during quarantine bungle inquiry which found no one responsible

The Victorian government spent millions more on on lawyers representing it at the hotel quarantine inquiry than it did on the actual inquiry, which failed to identify who ordered private security guards, leading to coronavirus escaping and causing 800 deaths and a months-long lockdown.

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Ex-minister, top cop question responsibility for Victoria's hotel quarantine fiasco

Victoria’s former health minister has accused Premier Daniel Andrews of “political deflection” over the bungled hotel quarantine program which led to the virus escaping, killing 800 and sending the state into a three-month lockdown, while the former police commissioner says whoever made the private security call was “determined to stay anonymous”.

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Top bureaucrat resigns over Melbourne hotel quarantine scandal

SA’s former top bureaucrat has resigned as head of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew’s office after phone records revealed he spoke to the head of police as the state’s hotel quarantine program – held responsible for a second wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths and forcing Melbourne into months-long shutdown – was hastily set up.