Minister Richard Colbeck comes under fire over aged care failures after outbreak in two Melbourne homes. Follow live updates Victoria doesn’t rule out extending lockdown after more cases linked to Melbourne aged care homesVictorian Covid hotspots; Victoria lockdown rules explainedWhere the federal government went wrong with its aged care responseHealth experts furious federal Covid guidelines still let Melbourne aged care staff work multiple sites 12.34am BST Rachel Siewert asks Richard Colbeck whether he has heard reports aged care workers are being asked by some providers (their bosses) to get vaccinated on their day off.Colbeck has not heard that. 12.30am BST Greens senator Rachel Siewert can’t understand why the government doesn’t know how many aged care workers have been vaccinated. Richard Colbeck says they are asking providers for that information now, after a previous system of “voluntary reporting”.Siewert is trying to understand why it wasn’t made mandatory in the first place. Colbeck says they are doing that now. Continue reading…
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Publish date : 2021-05-31 23:34:37
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