House debates

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Aged Care

2:07 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is addressed to the Prime Minister. Is it correct the Prime Minister waited until the first death of an aged-care resident in Victoria to make masks mandatory for Victorian aged-care workers?

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

The Commonwealth has always followed the medical advice regarding the wearing of masks, whether in aged-care facilities or any other places.