Federal government warned about gaps in biosecurity controls weeks before Ruby Princess debacle – ABC News

The Ruby Princess cruise ship in port.

Letters sent to Scott Morrison and Bridget McKenzie warned of gaps in biosecurity controls weeks before Ruby Princess arrived
The ABC has obtained letters sent to the Prime Minister and former agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie warning of gaps in biosecurity controls weeks before the COVID-hit Ruby Princess docked in Sydney.

The Maritime Union of Australia wrote to the PM and then-agriculture minister warning of “significant concerns” over biosecurity control gaps The warning was sent in January 2020, six weeks before the Ruby Princess incident A report by the inspector-general of biosecurity said it was “perplexing” the agriculture department was not better prepared

Source: Federal government warned about gaps in biosecurity controls weeks before Ruby Princess debacle – ABC News

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