The Covid outbreak at the Park Hotel detention facility was a preventable crisis that is a direct result of Government negligence, the Greens say.
“The Liberals were warned repeatedly that this would happen, but because of their cruel indifference they left people in cramped and unsafe conditions,” Greens Immigration Spokesperson Senator Nick McKim said.
“These are people who have been locked up for over eight years and were in Australia for medical treatment. It is a complete failure of duty of care at every possible level.”
“The Australian Government has manifestly failed to deliver the protection it owes these men.”
“With more cases every day, it is incumbent on the Minister to give these people freedom and safety in the Australian community, with appropriate medical care and precautions to ensure that they and the broader community are safe from Covid.”