More secrecy on Labor’s failed contact tracing system

The Andrews Labor Government is fighting to keep what should be public information relating to its botched contact tracing system hidden from Victorians.

Labor is refusing to release a Freedom of Information request that has identified 158 pages of documents into its plagued contact tracing system.

The reports and alternative solutions for contact tracing provided by Telstra Health to the Department of Health have been denied in full by the Andrews Labor Government, believing it to be contrary to the public interest.

The FOI has now been sent to Office Victorian Information Commissioner for right of appeal.

The Andrews Labor Government has snubbed FOI legislation and continues to spend taxpayer money on lawyers to keep damaging information secret and burried from Victorians.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier:

“This arrogant Labor Government will pull out all stops to make sure any documents or reports which may expose its failures are hidden from the public.

“Any failures in contact tracing needs to be released in full in the interest of transparency and making sure the issues are fixed so it can’t happen again.

“Failures in contact tracing in Victoria was the reason why we had the worst lockdowns in the country, hundreds of Victorians sadly lost their lives, many small businesses closed and jobs were lost. 

“No Victorian believes that failures in contact tracing are contrary to the public interest.”

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