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Home Affairs racks up $500k bill on Airbnb quarantine, senior official pockets $16k

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated February 16 2022 - 4:47am, first published February 14 2022 - 8:40am
'Mind-blowing': Senior Home Affairs official's $16,000 Airbnb windfall

A $500,000 decision by the Home Affairs Department to hire 19 holiday rentals for quarantining government officials is under the microscope after it was revealed a senior figure earned nearly $16,000 from the deal.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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