Statement on Victorian modelling

Statement by Jennifer Westacott, Business Council chief executive

Business is extremely concerned that Victoria’s very restricted recovery roadmap is based on modelling that has not been released.

Eminent epidemiologists have raised important questions about the assumptions that are underpinning Victoria’s plan.

The authors of the modelling themselves have described the modelling as a guide, and we understand it’s a challenge to model, but that’s why we need transparency of data and sharing of information.

We want to understand how the Victorian modelling is going to drive decisions, what it is based on and how it is going to work. We are calling for the modelling to be released so business can work with the state government to make sure we can create COVID safe workplaces and get the economy open faster.