House debates

Monday, 24 August 2020

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Aged Care

3:10 pm

Photo of Greg HuntGreg Hunt (Flinders, Liberal Party, Minister for Health) Share this | Hansard source

I want to thank the member for Monash. He, like all members of this House, is focused on the deep needs and the tragedies that Victorians have faced. Before coming to this chamber today, I spoke with the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre and received information from my department. There are 126 facilities in Victoria that currently have some form of positive case, and 59 of them have staff-only cases. There are no facilities—

Mr Albanese interjecting

To the Leader of the Opposition, you exhibited some interest in this topic earlier today. There are no facilities with a positive case anywhere else in Australia outside of Victoria.

An opposition member interjecting

Would you like to withdraw that?


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