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Andrews government ordered to reveal secret documents that justify Victorian lockdown

The Andrews government has been ordered to reveal secret documents that justified Victoria’s lockdown in an explosive ruling.

Secret documents that informed the Andrews government’s controversial decision to plunge Victoria into lockdown must be released, a state privacy watchdog has ruled.

In a bombshell decision, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) ordered the release of 176 Department of Health documents that guided the government’s decision to enforce stage 4 lockdown restrictions across the state on February 12.

At the time, chief health officer Brett Sutton and Premier Daniel Andrews enforced the five-day “circuit-breaker” shutdown to try to suppress the UK variant of Covid-19.

It would be the first time such sensitive briefing material has been made publicly available.


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