Disclosing superspreader Wanniassa Halloween party not in public interest: ACT Health Minister

Sarah Lansdown
Finn McHugh
By Sarah Lansdown, and Finn McHugh
Updated November 11 2021 - 7:46am, first published 7:00am
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith denies it was in the public interest to tell Canberrans about a party which caused at least 33 COVID-19 infections and disrupted schools as an expert warns of more clusters over the festive season.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.