Report on Victoria’s hotel quarantine failure reveals a culture of cover-up

A leaked report on the failures of the Victorian hotel quarantine system has spelled out a raft of negligence, obfuscation and buck passing.

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with The Age’s state political editor, Annika Smethurst, who wrote that the shock findings will only add to the breakdown of trust between Australians and the people we choose to lead us – trust that had actually grown in 2020 during the height of the pandemic crisis.

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