Premier Daniel Andrews could be given extra powers to declare pandemics and enforce emergency laws

Giving an evil and psychopathic tyrant more power is a fantastic idea. 

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Premier Daniel Andrews could be given more power to declare pandemics and enforce emergency laws under legislation set to replace Victoria’s current state of emergency framework.

The Public Health and Wellbeing (Pandemic Management) Bill, set to be introduced in the lower house when parliament resumes on Tuesday, would allow Mr Andrews to make a pandemic declaration after discussing with the Chief Health Officer and extend it “three months at a time, with no outer limit on the total duration of declaration”.

The government will be able to limit movement of the population, ban gatherings, shut down businesses and enforce quarantine if needed.

Minister for Health Martin Foley, will be able to sign off on public health orders rather than the Chief Health Officer, currently Professor Brett Sutton, giving the him “broader power” to make orders to protect public health.

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Current legislation gives Prof Sutton power to provide advice to Mr Foley to force a state of emergency provided there was a serious risk to public health.

The bill states public health advice will need to be taken to parliament to provide the public with an opportunity to understand the reasons behind the move.

It also outlines the ability to apply pandemic orders to “classes of person” who can be identified by “their characteristics, attributes or circumstances”.

Victoria has been subject to controversial emergency laws since the beginning of the pandemic where the government was able to limit movement of the population, implement hotel quarantine and the wearing of face masks.

“The bill establishes several mechanisms designed to improve the transparency of pandemic decision-making and accountability of decision-makers to parliament and the community,” a summary of the bill reads.

The bill is expected to pass in the lower house where there is a Labor majority but will need support from three of the 11 crossbenchers in the upper house.

Opposition leader Matthew Guy is fiercely against the bill.

He described it as a “massive threat to an Australian democracy”.

“This Bill is very dangerous overreach, placing all power – all power – in the Premier, with no oversight,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday night.

“It must be opposed”.

On Tuesday morning, Mr Guy said: “No government would need laws as extreme as this unless they planned to lock us down all over again”.

If it is successfully passed in parliament it will replace the current state of emergency when it expires on December 15.

Unvaccinated MPs will be banned from entering parliament on Tuesday if they refuse to reveal their vaccination status.

Source: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/premier-daniel-andrews-could-be-given-extra-powers-to-declare-pandemics-and-enforce-emergency-laws/news-story/2ede685b0dc95f33377e9e2d6c6c5aa7

 

One thought on “Premier Daniel Andrews could be given extra powers to declare pandemics and enforce emergency laws

  1. We constantly shoot our feet; will we ever cease?
    Andrews (Vic) came in with a massive people majority.
    McGowan (WA) came in with some 55 outa 57 seats… massive!
    Palaszczuk (Qld) re-voted with a massive majority.
    The three most dictatorial Premiers in Aus.
    To relieve the pain of lead in the foot try and understand that power corrupts and total power corrupts totally.
    The lesson should inform us to vote for alternative parties who will promote public interests in the Parliamentary Circus and push for a balance of interests.
    God bless Pauline Hansen who has weathered the character assassinations promoted by the very sad major political circus ringmasters.
    Pauline tries to keep these bastards honest but without help is nigh on impossible.
    Vote for the alternative parties to assure the future of Australia so these bastards in Government remain honest or get removed!
    The next elections will be your final chance to keep Australia as it was; Fail and you will be judged responsible for the destruction of Australia should history be allowed to seek the pen.

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