Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s COVID‐19 Contact Tracing System and Testing Regime

Hearings and Transcripts

Information on the Committee's public hearing schedule for this inquiry will be posted here as it becomes available. Corrected transcripts of these hearings will also be published here when finalised by the Committee.

Past Hearings: 
Monday 16 November 2020 

Time Witness Transcript Responses
9.00 am Salesforce
Pip Marlow, CEO, ANZ
Michael Bonaddio, Principal Architect, Salesforce
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 pdfResponse to QON 1208.71 KB

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pdfResponse to QON 3184.42 KB

pdfResponse to QON 4217.63 KB

pdfResponse to QON 5187.99 KB

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10.00 am AMA Victorian Council
Professor Julian Rait OAM
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11.30 am Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
Sven Bluemmel, Commissioner
Rachel Dixon, Privacy and Data Collection Deputy Commissioner
  pdfTranscript227.99 KB  pdfResponse to QON148.54 KB
12.30 pm Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health
Professor Eugene Athan, Director

  pdfTranscript267.98 KB

pdfPresentation649.36 KB

pdfResponse to QON105.10 KB
2.00 pm Deakin University, Faculty of Health
Professor Catherine Bennett, Chair in Epidemiology, Institute of Health Transformation
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2.45 pm Hello World Travel Ltd
Andrew Burnes CEO & Managing Director
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3.45 pm Whispir
Jeromy Wells, CEO
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4.30 pm VECCI
Paul Guerra, Chief Executive
Victorian Small Business Commission
Judy O'Connell, Commissioner
Australian Industry Group
Tim Piper, Director, Victoria

pdfTranscript294.65 KB

pdfPresentation2.73 MB



Wednesday 18 November 2020

Time Witness Transcript Responses
9.00 am Office of the Chief Scientist Australia
Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist
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10.00 am Cedar Meats
Tony Kairouz, General Manager & Owner
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11.00 am

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws
Professor in Epidemiology, Hospital Infection and Infectious Diseases Control, School of Population Health, University of New South Wales, 
WHO Health Emergencies Program Ad-hoc COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control  Guidance Development Group.
Focal Point WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).

Adjunct Professor George Rubin
Public Health University of Sydney
Conjoint Professor Public Health University of New South Wales
Consultant in Public Health and Clinical Practice Improvement

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12.30 pm

Stellar Asia Pacific
Ms Rachel O'Loughlin, Chief Customer Officer

pdfTranscript223.89 KB  pdfResponses to questions298.78 KB
1.15 pm Dr Mukesh Haikerwal GP

pdfTranscript241.56 KB 

pdfStatement to Committee262.42 KB

2.00 pm

Peninsula Health
Felicity Topp, CEO
Dr Shyaman Menon, Executive Director of Medical Services and Clinical Governance

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2.45 pm Western Health
Russell Harrison, CEO
Dr Clare White, Clinical Services Director, Geriatric Medicine
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3.30 pm

Colac Area Health
Fiona Brew, Chief Executive
Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health
Assoc. Prof. Daniel O’Brien, Deputy Director

pdfTranscript229.23 KB 

pdfPresentation212.67 KB

4.15 pm Liberty Victoria
Ms Julia Kretzenbacher, President
Dr Monique Mann, Vice President
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5.00 pm

IBM Services
Charles Agee General Manager, Global Technology Services Australia/New Zealand
Ralph Klaassen, Solution Architect

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Monday, 23 November 2020 

Time Witness Transcript Responses
1.00pm Department of Health and Human Services
Professor Euan M Wallace AM, Secretary
Jeroen Weimar, Commander of Testing and Community Engagement 
Sandy Pitcher, Deputy Secretary, Case Management, Contact Tracing and Outbreak,
Professor Andrew Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, Safer Care Victoria
Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer
Dr Simon Crouch, COVID-19 Deputy Public Health Commander, Case Management, Contact Tracing and Outbreak,
Dr Clare Looker, COVID-19 Deputy Public Health Commander, Case Management, Contact Tracing and Outbreak,
Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Communicable Diseases 


pdfTranscript358.43 KB


pdfPresentation2.03 MB

 pdfResponses to QON117.63 KB
Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2020