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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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Pirie St Hyatt hotel gets downsized

A hotel set to be built on a local heritage-listed Pirie St site has been cut back by six storeys and $30m from its original plans, with work now set to begin in early 2021 – a year later than originally scheduled.