Rick Morton

Rick Morton


Author of bestseller One Hundred Years of Dirt (MUP) Country kid from QLD. Formerly: social affairs reporter, The Australian rickjamesmorton@gmail.com

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Now, the surge workforce. The $6m question. "What had you done when you entered into the contract with Mable to ensure that the workers they were providing would be such that could provide a quality response in such an important role?"

Now, in the wake of Newmarch, a protocol was developed between Commonwealth and NSW Health about what to do in the event of a serious outbreak in an aged care home. Rozen asks, was one developed with Victoria? There is a "similar process", Lye says.

Rozen isn't having it. He's after a document. He asks if Lye can "point us to a document that sets out the relationships, protocol?" Spoiler alert: there isn't one.

Prof. Murphy says in hindsight decision "could have have been implemented earlier, absolutely." Rozen: "The implementation of it earlier may well have reduced the number of infections entering homes, mightn't it?" Murphy: "That's speculation counsel but it's possible, yes."

I’m going to have to tap out of the #agedcareRC  here as I have to finish writing this other piece and I’m going on @ABCthedrum  to talk about this and other things. See you there!

Writing it (and much more that hasn’t yet been revealed) for the weekend!

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lol I found this while distracted on Tumblr when I was meant to be writing

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The truth about Scott Morrison and the truth. I’ve watched his political career up close since he first became immigration minister. He dislikes being questioned. My column today:

What a gracious statement from Witness J, the man whose testimony was so powerful the Pell case made it all the way to the High Court.

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As I foreshadowed in November, the government has now announced (over the Christmas dead zone) that they will be privatising the Aged Care Assessment Teams. And that’s a problem. Story below.

So just to be clear, we have awarded an Australia Day honour to a woman for ‘gender equity’ who herself pushed the smear campaign against an Australian of the Year and anti-violence campaigner who watched her own son be murdered by his father.

Missed Morrison saying we never foreshadowed all staff from an entire aged care facility being stood down in quarantine. "This was a new situation." Well, except for Northwest Tasmania's two hospitals back in early APRIL.

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