Elderly Services Minister Richard Colbeck missed Senate inquiry hearing and went to cricket | 7:30 a.m.

ABC News (Australia) published this video article, titled “Aged Care Services Minister Richard Colbeck missed Senate inquiry hearing and went to cricket | 7.30″ – below is their description.

A Senate inquiry has looked into the government’s handling of the pandemic since it began in 2020, investigating everything from health issues to JobKeeper. Elderly Services Minister Richard Colbeck said he was unable to attend a hearing on January 14 because he could not justify ‘entertaining time and resources’ – including those of his department – at a critical time in the Omicron outbreak. Now it turns out he was in cricket.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Senator Colbeck said he was attending a number of COVID meetings that day and had attended cricket, which began in the late afternoon, in his as Minister for Sport and Senator of Tasmania. Read the full statement here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21190473-statement-from-a-spokesperson-for-aged-care-services-minister-richard-colbeck

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Norman D. Briggs