A former Victorian Premier has slammed the Dan Andrews government, saying the democratic process in the state has ‘never been lower’.
Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has slammed a move to set up a royal commission into Crown Casino and not the state’s failed hotel quarantine scheme, saying the democratic processes in Victoria have “never been lower”.
Mr Kennett said he “could not understand” how the families of the 801 Victorians who died as a result of hotel quarantine failings were “still waiting for answers”.
“It’s baffling – So there’s still no royal commission into hotel quarantine, which is absolutely justified given the number of deaths,” he said.
“Daniel Andrews clearly wasn’t prepared to put him and his team under scrutiny,” Mr Kennett said.
“The very fact he and his ministers and officials all get up there and claim loss of memory in front of an inquiry is very clear indication that the inquiry was established to give a result that would not pin blame onto the Premier.
“It’s another indication of the standards of this government – the democratic processes have slipped, they’ve never been lower.”
The Victorian government announced the official probe into Crown Resorts’ suitability to hold a gaming licence for its Melbourne casino on Monday…