Dan Andrews ran ‘virus surveys’ to monitor how popular he was with Victoria during Covid lockdown



• Further breaches from Victoria’s hotel quarantine system;

• Covid testing centres experiencing multi-hour wait times over the New Year period, as government locks down state borders leaving Victorians on holiday stranded;

• Victorian Auditor-General investigates government’s hotel quarantine contracts with security companies;

• Unified Security prepares to sue the Victorian Government;

• WorkSafe Victoria inquiry continuing with potential prosecution of the Premier, Ministers and government Departments;

• Hotel quarantine operators who never hosted returned travellers paid millions;

• Hotel quarantine workers paid full salary despite not working a single day;

• Government apologises for incorrectly quarantining Brisbane travellers;

• Former hotel quarantine worker complains of ‘hostile and intimidating behaviour’;

• Novotel’s manager and head of infection control fired over 51 infection control breaches;

• Covid-19 Quarantine Victoria’s general manager of infection control stood down over Covid protocol breaches;

• Leaked incident reports document months of hotel quarantine protocol breaches;

• Epidemiologists and hygienists criticise flaws in hotel quarantine;

• Five-day lockdown of Victoria in response to Covid escaping hotel quarantine (impact to businesses over Valentine’s Day period);

• Use of nebuliser blamed by government for Victoria’s third wave with official leaked documents showing the government was wrong;

• Exposure sites listed by DoH incorrectly or without prior notification of establishment;

• Andrews declares Victoria’s hotel quarantine has ‘higher standards’ than other states’;

• Initial poor uptake of government QR code system with Parliament choosing its own stand-alone system;

• Police Association Victoria attacks Covid fine leniency;

• Jim’s Mowing founder to legally challenge last year’s Victorian lockdowns;

• Beyond Blue experiences increase in calls during snap 5-day lockdown and Lockdown 4;

• Academics find Covid lockdowns affected Victorian children more than in other states;

• Permit system to re-enter Victoria from NSW quickly overwhelmed, plagued with technical difficulties;

• Almost 5,000 prisoners to be released early due to the pandemic;

• Crime Statistics Agency 2020 figures show significant jumps in family violence, and drug and sex offences during lockdowns;

• Government announces Mickleham quarantine facility, demands Federal Government money to pay for it;

• Avalon Airport on agenda to host quarantine facility despite close relationship between owners and Premier;

• Alarmist language and rebuke by health experts;

• Only 13% of small businesses supported during Lockdown 4; and,

• Failure by the State Government to follow through with its mandatory vaccination legislation, including the revelation only half of Victoria’s paramedics have had the vaccine. 

Source: Liberal-National Opposition 



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