Victorian security guard speaks out about coronavirus hotel quarantine inquiry

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A private security guard who gave evidence anonymously at Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry speaks publicly for the first time, saying guards on the ground have been unfairly blamed for the failed program.
A private security guard who gave evidence anonymously at Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry has spoken publicly for the first time, saying guards on the ground have been unfairly blamed for the failed program.

Key points: Craig Arundel testified at the inquiry as 'Security 2'

Craig Arundel testified at the inquiry as 'Security 2' He now says he did not see management or government officials on the ground overseeing the hotels

He now says he did not see management or government officials on the ground overseeing the hotels He says the inquiry has highlighted the failures within the quarantine scheme

Craig Arundel appeared at the inquiry in August under the pseudonym 'Security 2'.

He has since watched the proceedings unfold and told 7.30 he was now ready to speak out about his experience.

"There's a lot of skin in the game for a lot of different people," Mr Arundel said.

"Reputations, financials — there is a lot at stake."

The 52-year-old spent several weeks working for a subcontractor of Wilson Security at the Pullman on Swanston — a quarantine hotel for returned travellers.

The gig ended after more than 30 private security guards working for Unified and MSS Security contracted COVID-19…
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