WorkSafe must investigate those who caused ‘hotel quarantine fiasco’

Victorian Liberal MP, Nick Wakeling says if negligence and mismanagement can be tied to the death of a person then prosecutions will be open against those responsible for Victoria’s hotel quarantine bungle.

WorkSafe is investigating the state’s failed hotel quarantine program but are yet to confirm whether they will investigate the Labor government’s involvement given recent Victorian laws in relation to industrial manslaughter.

“These laws (industrial manslaughter laws) apply to the government, they apply to ministers of the crown, they apply to the departments,“ Mr Wakeling told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“We want to ensure that WorkSafe undertakes an investigation … to hold those accountable who caused this fiasco.”

If it is clear the mismanagement of the situation resulted in a death then “it is open for prosecution to be brought against those responsible”, he said.

Source: Sky News

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