Coronavirus: Unions defend hotel quarantine security guards

Why is this debate still happening? Yes, how the ‘security guards’ came to be appointed and the responsibility of the nation’s health and safety thrust upon them needs to be reviewed – but why are they being blamed? Has no one questioned the accountability of those in quarantine? Those who were infected or potentially infected knowingly flouting the quarantine (regardless of the guards or whoever was asked to watch them). Ultimately, they’re the ones who infected other people including those guards.

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Security guards at the centre of Melbourne hotel quarantine outbreaks have been unfairly “vilified”, Australia’s peak union head says.