Wednesday, September 23, 2020

End of democracy in Victoria

 TheCovid19 Omnibus Emergency Measures Bill which the Victorian Government is trying to push through Parliament spells the end of democracy in this State. it seems that the Greens and other cross-benchers in the Upper House support the Bill. If it passes, the law will allow the Secretary of the Public Health and Well Being Act 2008 to appoint anyone as an authorised officer. thePublic Health and Wellbeing Act states the emergency powers that may be given to authorised officers by the Chief Health Officer during a declared state of emergency so it seems that would be the basis for their power and they will be able to arrest anyone for anything and hold them indefinitely.

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