Our efforts to require WorkSafe to prosecute Victorian government agencies and individuals over the 2020 hotel quarantine disaster and 801 deaths bore fruit in late September (7 weeks ago).
WorkSafe announced that it is prosecuting the Department of Health! This prosecution demonstrates that our one-year-plus campaign was totally correct. Without our campaign the prosecution would almost certainly not be occurring.
But WorkSafe claims it doesn’t need to do anything else. It is refusing to prosecute responsible individuals, such as the Victorian Premier.
We say WorkSafe has a legal obligation to take the next steps. It must refer the investigations to the Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions. WorkSafe refuses. It has said to us “…WorkSafe is not required to provide reasons …” and told us that we “…may wish to seek independent legal advice…” We will soon make this and other correspondence public.
We now have no option but to take WorkSafe to Court. We have organised a top legal team. The legal strategy is set. But let’s be clear. This will be a hard and expensive legal battle. The cost will be huge in legal fees. Now we must raise the money.
We need your $ contribution.
Thanks to the huge support from everyone so far. But this is now the BIG game. Every $ is important. Please let your friends know.
Contribute as a campaign member here. Contact me if you’d like to discuss making a contribution: 0412 393 692
Our legal strategy and course of action has been carefully thought through. Here’s a briefing on the legal strategy. It explains our specific legal options before the Courts.
What’s the end result?
We’re simply wanting WorkSafe to do its job. That is, to investigate the following individuals, at least, and prosecute as and where required:
Daniel Andrews, The Premier of Victoria
Jenny Mikakos, The former Health Minister
Kym Peake, Secretary for Health and Human Services
Melissa Skilbeck, DHHS, Deputy Secretary, Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management
Andrea Spiteri, DHHS, Executive Director, Emergency Management
Jason Helps, DHHS, Deputy Director, Emergency Management
Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer
Annaliese van Dieman, Deputy Chief Health Officer
Michelle Giles, Deputy Public Health Commander
Simon Crouch, DHHS, Senior Medical Adviser, Acting Deputy Chief Health Officer
Noel Cleaves, DHHS, Manager Environmental Health, Regulation and Compliance
This is about justice and the rule of law. No-one is or should be above the law.