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The Informer: Australian government ignored findings about COVIDSafe app shortfalls in tackling pandemic

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By Toby Vue
August 28 2021 - 7:30am
Health Minister Greg Hunt (centre) and Employment Minister Stuart Robert (left) defend the COVIDSafe app (right) as playing "a very important" role in the pandemic despite a damning report indicating the app has provided limited use for contact tracers. Pictures: Sitthixay Ditthavong, Dion Georgopoulos, Shutterstock

A secret report about the shortfalls of the $8m COVIDSafe app has been ignored by the federal government, which has defended the technological initiative, describing it as playing a "very important" role.

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Toby Vue

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Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.