6 Jul 2021

Govt spending more than $1m weekly on private security at MIQ

From Checkpoint, 5:08 pm on 6 July 2021

The government is spending more than $1 million a week on private security guards at managed isolation facilities.

That is despite announcing 11 months go it would hire its own security force.

But it appears the government is struggling to recruit its own guards - hiring just 48 so far, of the 156 it hoped to hire by this month.

Katie Todd reports.