Daniel Andrews has introduced he’ll hand over textual content messages and cellphone data to the inquiry investigating Victoria’s resort quarantine fiasco.
In an earlier assertion to the inquiry, Victoria Police chief Graham Ashton referred to a six-minute cellphone name he obtained the place he learnt particulars concerning the non-public safety plan — however couldn’t bear in mind who the caller was.
The reply may make clear who within the authorities was chargeable for the disastrous program, which was the supply of Victoria’s second COVID wave.
Mr Andrews had been grilled on his cellphone data by Tony Abbott’s former chief of workers Peta Credlin at a press convention on Friday.
The now-Sky Information commentator was a shock look on the briefing, the place she demanded to know why Mr Andrews hadn’t handed over cellphone data.
On the time, the Premier stated he had not been requested by the COVID-19 Resort Quarantine Inquiry’s board for the data and subsequently didn’t have to supply them, however that he had “all the time indicated” he would if he was requested.
On Sunday, he revealed the request had since been made, and he would comply “as quickly as potential”.
“I can’t give a precise timeline as a result of Telstra and others have to supply us with these particulars, however that will likely be offered simply as they requested,” he stated.
“All of us are entitled to the solutions. It’s an impartial course of.”
He appeared to recommend others might have additionally been requested for his or her cellphone data, telling journalists: “I can solely communicate for me, and my senior workers, together with media workers — they’ll all be handing over the related particulars.”
Initially revealed as Dan Andrews to launch cellphone data