Liberal MP Tim Smith says “once again Daniel Andrews has been caught talking absolute porkies” in relation to Victoria’s failed hotel quarantine program.
The federal government submitted evidence to Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry on Tuesday contradicting Premier Daniel Andrews and Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp’s assertion the ADF never offered assistance for security in hotel quarantine in Victoria.
Mr Smith said “Andrews told a parliamentary inquiry just some weeks ago that he recalled no such offer”.
“The man is a liar,” he said
Mr Smith said the “negligence of the Andrews government” had cost over 700 deaths, hundreds of thousands of jobs, livelihoods and businesses.
“The Andrews Labor government couldn’t manage hotel quarantine and then the contact tracing was literally that of a third world country which ensured that we have had the longest lockdown in the world, even longer than Wuhan,” he said.