Inquiry into the Victorian Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Round One Hearings, Transcripts and Questions on Notice

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Time Witness Transcripts/Presentations/Tabled Documents Questions on Notice

Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Chris Eccles

Department of Premier and Cabinet

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pdfTranscript316.21 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice199.05 KB 

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Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC
Minister for the Coordination of Health and Human Services – COVID-19

Prof Brett Sutton
Chief Health Officer

Kym Peake

Terry Symonds
Deputy Secretary, Health and Wellbeing

Department of Health and Human Services

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pdfTranscript375.11 KB


pdfQuestions on Notice192.22 KB 

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pdfQuestions on Notice134.37 KB

 2.41pm Associate Professor Julian Rait OAM
Australian Medical Association (Victoria)
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 3.34pm Angus Clelland 
Chief Executive Officer
Mental Health Victoria
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 4.17pm Lisa Fitzpatrick
State Secretary (Victoria)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
pdfTranscript180.06 KB   

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Time Witness Transcripts/Presentations/Tabled Documents Questions on Notice

Hon Tim Pallas MP
Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance – COVID-19

David Martine

Department of Treasury and Finance

pdfPresentation1.97 MB

pdfTranscript303.29 KB


pdfQuestions on Notice216.59 KB 
pdfRevised Response to Question 2 of Questions on Notice 219.49 KB

Hon Martin Pakula MP
Minister for the Coordination of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – COVID 19

Simon Phemister

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

pdfPresentation1.07 MB

pdfTranscript269.14 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice145.14 KB 

Paul Guerra
Chief Executive Officer      

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

pdfTranscript145.12 KB   

Luke Hilakari

Wil Stracke
Assistant Secretary

Victorian Trades Hall Council 

pdfTranscript184.91 KB   

Tim Piper
Head Vic Branch

Julie Toth
Chief Economist
Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

pdfTranscript178.36 KB   
 4.00pm David Jochinke
Victorian Farmers Federation
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 Thursday 14 May 2020

Time Witness Transcripts/Presentations/Tabled Documents Questions on Notice

Brendan McClements
Chief Executive Officer

Holly Little
Head of Corporate Affairs

Visit Victoria

pdfTranscript176.57 KB  

Felicia Mariani
Chief Executive

Susie Filleti
Head of Memberships and Partnerships
Victoria Tourism Industry Council

pdfTranscript183.88 KB  
 10.26am Liz Price 
Chief Executive Officer
Great Ocean Road Tourism
pdfTranscript153.77 KB   

Gil King
Chief Executive Officer
Real Estate Institute of Victoria

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Paul Zahra
Chief Executive Officer

Fleur Brown                                                                  Head of Communications

Australian Retailers Association

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 1.10pm Justin O’Donnell
Executive Chairperson/President
Chapel Street Precinct Association Inc.

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 1.53pm Judy O’Connell
Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission

pdfPresentation776.58 KB

pdfTranscript178.82 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice93.92 KB 
 2.36pm Joe Toohey
Arts Industry Council
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 3.29pm Wes Lambert 
Chief Executive Officer
Restaurant and Catering Australia
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  Monday 18 May 2020

Time Witness Transcripts/Presentations/Tabled Documents Questions on Notice 

Hon James Merlino MP
Minister for the Coordination of Education and Training – COVID-19

Jenny Atta

David Howes
Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

Department of Education and Training

pdfPresentation1.02 MB

pdfTranscript277.36 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice218.33 KB 
 11.13am Anne-Maree Kliman 


Andrew Dalgleish
Deputy President and Principal of Montpellier Primary School

Victorian Principals Association (primary schools)

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 11.56am Prof Margaret Gardner AC
President and Vice-Chancellor 
Monash University
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Sue Bell                                                                        President

Colin Axup                                                                    Deputy President and
Principal of Suzanne Cory High School

Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals

pdfTranscript191.66 KB    

Meredith Peace
Branch President

Justin Mullay
Deputy President

Australian Education Union Victoria

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Molly Willmott 

Lincoln Aspinall
National Education Officer

National Union of Students

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Felicity Bellingham
President (Victorian Chapter)

Helen Hatherly
Vice-President (Victorian Chapter)

Australian Association of Special Education 

pdfTranscript244.54 KB  

Nina Laitala 
Executive Officer

Wai Yan Moe                                                                Student, Cheltenham Secondary College                               

Victorian Student Representative Council 

pdfTranscript183.91 KB   

 Tuesday 19 May 2020

Time Witness Transcripts/Presentations/Tabled Documents Questions on Notice

Hon Jill Hennessy MP
Attorney-General - Minister for the Coordination of Justice and Community Safety – COVID-19

Rebecca Falkingham

Colin Radford
Chief Executive
Worksafe Victoria

Emma Cassar
Corrections Victoria

Louise Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
Court Services Victoria

pdfPresentation410.88 KB

pdfTranscript285.89 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice226.40 KB 


pdfQuestions on Notice - Attachment A305.92 KB


pdfQuestions on Notice (CSV)137.97 KB


Hon Lisa Neville MP
Minister for the Coordination of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – COVID-19
Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Graham Ashton
Chief Commissioner
Victoria Police

John Bradley
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Rebecca Falkingham
Department of Justice and Community Safety

Andrew Crisp
Emergency Management Commissioner
Emergency Management Victoria

pdfPresentation720.80 KB 

pdfTranscript279.29 KB

 pdfQuestions on Notice (Victoria Police)248.74 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice (Victoria Police) - Attachment A 122.06 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice (Victoria Police) - Attachment B837.65 KB 


pdfQuestions on Notice (Environment)190.67 KB



Shorna Moore                                                              Director of Policy and Engagement

Nerita Waight                                                                Chief Executive Officer                                                Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service  

Samantha Sowerwine                                                  Principal Lawyer                                                          Justice Connect Homeless Law

Federation of Community Legal Centres 

pdfTabled document942.44 KB

pdfTranscript189.41 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice394.60 KB 

Sam Pandya

Adam Awty
Chief Executive Officer

Law Institute of Victoria 

pdfTabled Document759.99 KB

pdfTranscript148.10 KB



pdfQuestions on Notice219.18 KB 

Kerry Thompson
Chief Executive Officer

Cr Coral Ross

Municipal Association of Victoria 

pdfTranscript176.05 KB  

Lisa Darmanin
Victorian Branch Secretary

Michelle Jackson
Victorian Deputy Secretary

Australian Services Union 

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 Wednesday 20 May 2020

Time Witness Transcripts/Presentations/Tabled Documents Questions on Notice 

Hon Jacinta Allan MP
Minister for the Coordination of Transport: COVID-19

Corey Hannett
Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

Paul Younis

Jeroen Weimar
Head of Transport Services

Department of Transport

pdfPresentation305.03 KB

pdfTranscript289.07 KB

pdfQuestions on Notice276.08 KB 
 11.03am Adrian Dwyer
Chief Executive Officer
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia 

pdfTabled document172.69 KB

pdfTranscript177.38 KB

 11.56am Rebecca Casson
Chief Executive Officer
Master Builders Association Victoria 

pdfTabled Document834.16 KB

pdfTranscript171.86 KB 


Emma King
Chief Executive Officer

Brooke McKail
Manager, Policy and Research

Deborah Fewster
Manager, Advocacy and Engagement

Victorian Council of Social Service

pdfTranscript152.28 KB  pdfQuestions on Notice88.90 KB 

Alison Macdonald
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Alison Birchall
Acting Policy Unit Manager

Domestic Violence Victoria 

pdfTranscript171.55 KB   

Jennifer Beveridge
Chief Executive Officer

Ben Cording
Principal Solicitor

Tenants Victoria 

pdfTranscript176.69 KB   

Jenny Smith
Chief Executive Officer

Kate Colvin
Manager Policy and Communications

Council to Homeless Persons 

pdfTranscript250.21 KB  
 4.06pm Tina Hogarth-Clarke
Chief Executive Officer
Council on the Ageing Victoria
pdfTranscript171.53 KB   
 4.49pm Patricia Sparrow
Chief Executive Officer
Aged and Community Services Australia
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 March 2021