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Former Health Department secretary Stephen Duckett slams 'train wreck' vaccine rollout and contractor 'secrecy'

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated May 10 2021 - 9:32am, first published 1:30am
A former Health Department secretary has criticised the vaccine rollout in Australia. Picture: Shutterstock

A former chief health official has blasted the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, calling it an "expensive shambles" and "train wreck" shrouded in secrecy about the use of contractors and consultants.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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