Three people tasked with Australia’s aged care Covid response during early stages of pandemic

Posted by on June 8, 2021 1:30 pm
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Exclusive: Experts say staffing records obtained under freedom of information show the government’s lack of preparation

The branch responsible for the federal government’s aged care Covid-19 response was left with just three staff members at times in the pandemic’s early stages, internal documents show.

The Coalition has faced persistent criticism for failing to prepare for Covid-19 in aged care, including from the aged care royal commission, which found its actions were “insufficient to ensure preparedness” in the sector.

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