Marketisation of public services is now costing lives

COVID-19 has exposed the neoliberal obsession with transferring the provision of public services to private providers, and this is now costing lives.

We witnessed the failures of this model first with the Victorian Government’s botched handling of hotel quarantine for returned travelers.

Being an island nation, effective quarantine is Australia’s single most important defence to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into the community from overseas.

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