Sumary of Ombudsman casts eye on ‘bungled’ Victorian border as residents remain stranded:
- Rhiannon TuffieldNCA NewsWireCamera IconThe Victorian Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the health department’s handling of border issues.
- NCA NewsWire / Simon Dallinger Credit: News Corp AustraliaShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkA grieving daughter stranded at the state border and children separated from their parents are among a myriad of shocking complaints received by the Victorian Ombudsman into Victoria’s handling of border issues.
- Ombudsman Deborah Glass launched an investigation into the health department’s handling of border issues on Wednesday as shocking stories of near homelessness and separation faced by everyday Victorians stranded in NSW flooded her office.
- Ms Glass said there had been serious complaints made to her office regarding Covid-related interstate travel permits, exceptions and exemptions.
- “Some people are telling my office they face effective homelessness, stuck interstate with nowhere else to go.
- ”Camera IconVictoria slammed its border shut to NSW on July 9, which chief health officer Brett Sutton labelled an ‘extreme risk zone’.