Updated: Sep 8, 2020
The Andrews government is avoiding parliamentary scrutiny over its bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state Liberal MP Richard Riordan.
Mr Andrews was questioned about his government’s handling of hotel quarantine when he fronted the Parliament's Public Accounts and Estimates Committee this week.
The parliamentary inquiry coincides with the judicial COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry, which is headed up by Jennifer Coate. Victoria has 7,842 active cases, the most in Australia, with one in five cases in metropolitan Melbourne coming from an unknown source.
The hotel quarantine regime is alleged to have sparked Victoria's second wave of coronavirus cases which has killed 275 people across the state to date.
Mr Riordan told Sky News it "isn't good enough" the Premier has not fronted to serious sustained questioning from members of the Victorian parliament.