Coalition gave private pathology companies lucrative Covid contracts

Posted by on May 31, 2020 1:30 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Government has shielded closed collection centres from takeover and provides big subsidy increases after industry lobbying

The Australian government handed major pathology companies lucrative Covid-19 contracts through limited tenders, shielded their closed collection centres from takeover, provided large subsidy increases after industry lobbying, waived normal registration fees and promised to provide additional assistance outside of jobkeeper.

Guardian Australia has spent the past week examining aspects of the federal government’s response to coronavirus, investigating problems with jobkeeper, the childcare support package, and the potential economic impact of the sudden cessation of stimulus.

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