Defence’s daily update on COVID-19, which was updated at 9am this morning, makes no mention of the new Operation COVID-19 Assist announced by the minister in a press release at 6.10am.
CAPTION: Australian Army soldier Private Claude Allan from 2nd/17th Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment, guides returning passengers to their hotel rooms in Sydney, as part of the government’s COVID-19 response. Photo by Corporal Chris Beerens.
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The minister’s press release also says there are already around 570 ADF members providing support, while Defence’s update to the Australian public issued three hours later says 400.
Defence’s daily update also still contains the errors we pointed out yesterday, indicating a chronic lack of attention to detail or fact-checking.
The point here is – what’s the point of having a daily update on their web site if it’s so woefully out of touch with reality that the information simply cannot be trusted.
While it may be 1 April, this is no joke.