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04
Sep
2020

Andrews continues to fail Victorians on data reporting – Media Release

Friday 4 September 2020

Andrews continues to fail Victorians on data reporting

Today’s reported figures of sadly a further 59 deaths with 50 occurring in July and August shows just how compromised data management is within the Andrews Labor Government.

It is a State responsibility to collect deaths under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act.

This is the second time this week that recorded deaths have had a considerable lag time in reporting. It also comes off the back of yesterday’s reporting that an additional 47,962 COVID-19 tests had only just been recorded by the Department, even though they had been conducted more than a month earlier.

Every day the Premier presents the official figures, but what is the point of him doing this if the figures he is presenting do not actually reflect the current situation?

The integrity of the system is crucial if Victorians are to have any confidence in the Government being able to manage this ongoing crisis.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier:

“Victorians want confidence in the system. Under the Andrews Labor Government, there’s been too much spin and secrecy and not enough transparency.

“Victoria is the only state in the country in this position not due to bad luck, but due to the Andrews Labor Government’s mismanagement of hotel quarantine and contact tracing.”

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