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Inside Australia’s most dangerous hotel

7am producer Elle Marsh on who is responsible for protecting the detainees, and why the government should have seen this outbreak coming.

As Australia wraps up its hotel quarantine program, one group of people will remain confined in hotel rooms indefinitely: people seeking asylum.

For the past year the Australian government has been forcibly detaining asylum seekers in an inner-city Melbourne hotel.

They have no access to fresh air and limited space to exercise. 

Then Covid-19 hit. The virus spread rapidly through the building, infecting many who are immunocompromised and unvaccinated. 

The outbreak has raised serious questions regarding the safety and treatment of those inside.

Today, 7am producer Elle Marsh on who is responsible for protecting the detainees, and why the government should have seen this outbreak coming.

 

Guest: Producer for 7am, Elle Marsh.

 
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