Authority assumed but no responsibility taken in Victoria: Sutton questioned on emails for hotel quarantine

Comment by tontran2015: This is the extreme form of governing by deniability.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-18/coronavirus-australia-live-news-covid19-latest-victoria/12779442

Professor Sutton was grilled again about his knowledge about the use of private security in hotel quarantine.

He apologised … “If I missed an email, I’m sorry. It hasn’t registered. I get thousands of emails … I was never involved about the decision.” … “I did not have a command control role. And as I said to the inquiry at the time, my public health team were trying to make a case for stronger oversight from the public health team, so I was keen.”