Blackrock Bullet wrote:The failure in the hotel was kind of inevitable though. Humans make mistakes. Outbreaks are inevitable,
That by the way is also apologist bullshit - the mistake was having policing duties performed by ill disciplined, un-educated security guards, when disciplined ADF personnel were available to do it - with physical fraternisation prohibited under threat of military discipline.
At the conclusion of the current judicial enquiry, the minister responsible for that decision will have to fall on her/his sword in traditional Westminster fashion.
If Dan Andrews made it then he will have to take responsibility. It is a decision which has cost Victoria (and Australia) billions; many small and medium business owners are right now, today, after the lock down at 0000 hrs this morning filing their winding up applications on line, because as directors they have a duty not to trade insolvent. That means in turn, people are being put out of work, and will lose their homes. The rates of bankruptcy, domestic violence, and suicide in Victoria are about to increase, and I would suggest their will be more suicides than covid deaths.
So can you please take your "inevitability' crap, turn it sideways, and jam it firmly where the sun don't shine.
If I was running a book, the order of odds would run as follows (favourite first). Assume a fair amount of daylight between them.
1. Martin Pakula
Trackwork: Mr Pakula’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions hired three security companies to provide guards for the quarantine hotels after the state government’s bureaucracy was given just 24 hours.
2. Jenny Mikakos
Trackwork: "It was a national cabinet decision and following that, there were arrangements put in place that were put up very, very quickly, involving many agencies," the Health Minister said.
3. Lisa Neville
Trackwork: At least five state government departments were involved in the decision to deploy private security guards, instead of soldiers or police, to keep watch over returned travellers locked in hotel rooms. The exact role of the departments and their ministers - [including] Police Minister Lisa Neville...remains unclear.
4. Dan Andrews
Trackwork: "I am the leader of this government and I take responsibility and have accountability for these and all matters," the Premier said.
With thanks to The Age.