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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
News

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.

Opinion

Pandemic reinforces primary role of state government

The actions of state governments in tackling the spread of coronavirus within their borders have reset the state-federal balance for the national good. How they chart a path out of the crisis is the next challenge, writes Noah Shultz-Byard.