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Australian government knew obscure retailer had no PPE experience before paying $100m for unusable Covid masks

Exclusive: Internal documents show health department was aware of company’s lack of experience importing PPE

The Australian government knew an obscure online retailer had no experience importing PPE prior to handing it $100m and receiving 46m unusable masks at a critical point during the pandemic, documents show.

A Guardian Australia investigation last year revealed how a virtually unknown company, Australian Business Mobiles, received $100m in PPE contracts in early 2020 despite its prior business largely involving the sale of air fryers, robot vacuum cleaners, bedding and massage guns.

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