“Prime Minister, the Mercury newspaper reports that there have been no unannounced safety checks at Tasmanian residential aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By comparison the aged care regulator has carried out 63 unannounced visits in New South Wales, 63 in Victoria, 55 in Queensland and 20 in South Australia.
“In other words, the Federal Government is flying blind in Tasmania and hoping for the best, which amounts to wilful and dangerous ignorance considering what we’ve seen in aged care elsewhere.
“Prime Minister how can older Tasmanians feel safe in these circumstances? And how does the Government explain the lack of inspections, and what are you going to do about it?”