Victoria COVID-19 case spike expected, Black Lives Matter Sydney protest to be contested in court, Australia death toll at 140

Victoria COVID-19 case spike expected, Black Lives Matter Sydney protest to be contested in court, Australia death toll at 140

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A security guard working at Melbourne’s quarantine hotels spoke to investigative reporter Richard Baker – and his revelations today make for disturbing reading.

The guard said he received no training, and that guards were paid as little as $18 per hour in cash, had no alcohol-based hand sanitiser on one job, and were forced to sign confidentiality agreements to prevent them discussing what they saw.

The man, whom The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald have agreed not to name, was hired over the WhastApp messaging platform by a subcontractor called Sterling Security Group.

Sterling was engaged by one of the government’s main contractors, Sydney firm Unified Security. Unified was one of the three security firms awarded contracts at short notice by the Victorian government to guard returned international travellers in quarantine inside hotels.

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